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Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 12:10pm

Soldiers Return For Thanksgiving

Updated: 4 years ago.
Soldiers, like these waiting for deployment at Hunter Army Airfield in 1998, returned there Wednesday in time for Thanksgiving. (photo courtesy Department of Defense)

Nearly 240 soldiers returned to Hunter Army Airfield just in time for Thanksgiving.

A smile shot across Brianna Miller's face on Wednesday as she spotted her husband marching into a hangar with other members of the 3rd Infantry Division's Combat Aviation Brigade.

Only four months after the couple was married, Joshua Miller deployed to Afghanistan with about 3,000 other soldiers for a year-long tour in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Roughly two-thirds of the brigade has now returned stateside.

While those soldiers returned home, another group of Hunter soldiers worked to prepare a holiday meal at the Ranger Dining Facility.

Annually, that facility competes against four dining halls at Fort Stewart to provide soldiers with the best Thanksgiving feast.

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