[PHOTOS] National Guard Members Welcomed Home

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WEST TRENTON — Nearly 70 soldiers with the 117th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, were welcomed home by family, friends and New Jersey National Guard leadership from a nearly yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at the Armory at West Trenton on Sunday, Jan. 20.

While deployed, the soldiers of the 117th transported supplies to more than 45 forward operating bases and combat outposts covering more than 2 million miles. The citizen-soldiers served as the battalion headquarters for six subordinate units at Regional Command-South in Afghanistan.

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Lt. Col. Paul E. Rumberger, commander, 117th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, disembarks from an aircraft at West Trenton, N.J., where the 117th was welcomed home by family, friends and New Jersey National Guard leadership from a nearly yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Jan. 20, 2013. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

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Soldiers of the 117th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, were welcomed home by family, friends and New Jersey National Guard leadership from a nearly yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at the Armory at West Trenton, N.J., Jan. 20, 2013. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

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Sgt. Raymond J. Fulgoni holds up his flag, which is signed by the Soldiers of the 117th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, which were welcomed home by family, friends and New Jersey National Guard leadership from a nearly yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at the Armory at West Trenton, N.J., Jan. 20, 2013. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

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Soldiers of the 117th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, were welcomed home by family, friends and New Jersey National Guard leadership from a nearly yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at the Armory at West Trenton, N.J., Jan. 20, 2013. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

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Soldiers of the 117th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, were welcomed home by family, friends and New Jersey National Guard leadership from a nearly yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at the Armory at West Trenton, N.J., Jan. 20, 2013. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

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Soldiers of the 117th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, were welcomed home by family, friends and New Jersey National Guard leadership from a nearly yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at the Armory at West Trenton, N.J., Jan. 20, 2013. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

 


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