Soldiers Welcomed Home After 9-Month Deployment in Iraq

Family members welcomed more than 1,000 members of the 10th Mountain Division 1st Brigade Combat Team home in Fort Drum, New York, after a 9-month deployment in Iraq. The group was part of Operation Inherent Resolve to train and advise Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State. They were replaced in Iraq by the 101st Airborne 2nd Brigade Combat Team based at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.

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A daughter hugs her father after he and fellow soldiers returned from Iraq on May 17, 2016, at Fort Drum, New York.
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Loved ones wait for soldiers who returned from Iraq on May 17, 2016 at Fort Drum, New York.
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A couple reunites at a welcome home ceremony for soldiers returning from Iraq on May 17, 2016, at Fort Drum, New York.
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A family poses for photos at a welcome home ceremony for soldiers returning from Iraq on May 17, 2016 at Fort Drum, New York.
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U.S. Army soldiers arrive for a welcome-home ceremony after returning from Iraq on May 17, 2016 at Fort Drum, New York.
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Family members watch as their loved ones arrive to a welcome home ceremony for soldiers returning from Iraq on May 17, 2016 at Fort Drum, New York.
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A U.S. Army spouse waits for her husband who returned from Iraq on May 17, 2016 at Fort Drum, New York.
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A family departs a welcome-home ceremony for soldiers returning from Iraq on May 17, 2016, at Fort Drum, New York.
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A family walks home from a welcome-home ceremony for soldiers returning from Iraq on May 17, 2016 at Fort Drum, New York.
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U.S. Army SPC Justin Little embraces his son Conner, 2, at a welcome home ceremony for soldiers returning from Iraq on May 17, 2016 at Fort Drum, New York. tty Images)
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A family walks home from a welcome-home ceremony for soldiers returning from Iraq on May 17, 2016 at Fort Drum, New York.
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A family embraces at a welcome home ceremony for soldiers returning from Iraq on May 17, 2016, at Fort Drum, New York.
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A father and son walk from a welcome-home ceremony for soldiers returning from Iraq on May 17, 2016 at Fort Drum, New York.
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