HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center welcomed home soldiers of the 158th Infantry Brigade and the 177th Armored Brigade Saturday.
During deployment soldiers advised and mentored Afghan Security Forces in security and planning operations.
After a nine month deployment to Afghanistan as a Security Forces Advise and Assist Team, the soldiers finally were able to return home.
After a few hours of patiently waiting for the arrival of the soldiers, family and friends finally were able to see their loved ones.
A ceremony was held for the returning soldiers, but after a few minutes they were released to their families.
The fifteen soldiers were glad to be back in the United States and are happy to be home for Christmas.