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Sgt. 1st Class Victor M. Lopez, above photo, waves while the family, photo left, of Staff Sgt. Pedro E. Correa display a banner welcoming him home from Afghanistan and Pvt. Stephanie Bautista hugs a family member as Soldiers of the 117th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, were welcomed home by family, friends and New Jersey National Guard leadership at the National Guard Armory at West Trenton, N.J., from a nearly year-long deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Jan. 20, 2013. The nearly 70 Soldiers of the 117th transported supplies to more than 45 forward operating bases and combat outposts covering more than two million miles. The Citizen- Soldiers served as the battalion headquarters for six subordinate units at Regional Command-South in Afghanistan. (Air National Guard photos by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)



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