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Thirteen New York Army National Guard soldiers return to Syracuse on Christmas Eve Eric Durr

New York Army National Guard Maj. Chris Guilmette greets his family as he returns to Latham, N.Y., Dec. 22. (Eric Durr, Division of Military and Naval Affairs)

LATHAM, N.Y.- Ten soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team return to the Capital Region tonight, Christmas Eve, after demobilizating at Camp Shelby, Miss. The soldiers have been away from home for about a year.

They are among 100 National Guard soldiers who will be reunited with their families at armories in Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester, the Capital Region, New York City, and Newburgh tonight.

WHAT: Homecoming reunion for New York Army National Guard soldiers following their deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

WHO: Ten soldiers of 27th Infantry Brigade, along with family and friends will reunite in Latham

WHEN: Monday, Dec. 24, at approximately 9:45 p.m. (Soldiers may arrive earlier -plane is due to arrive in Syracuse at 7 p.m.), news media should call for updates to arrival times and plan to arrive early.)

WHERE: New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters, 330 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, N.Y.

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Imagery of the family reunions as soldiers return home from nearly a year-long absence. Santa Claus will be present to help welcome home the soldiers.


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Date Taken:12.24.2012

Date Posted:12.24.2012 11:14

Location:LATHAM, NY, USGlobe

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