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There were many "first kisses" as the soldiers arrived home from a year deployment at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Photo by Jacque Estes

Unit deployed one year ago to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan are all home – safe and sound.

Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 |

There were many "first kisses" as the soldiers arrived home from a year deployment at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Photo by Jacque Estes

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Flags flew high as hundreds gathered at Sheltair Aviation in Daytona Beach to welcome home the National Guard unit based in Flagler. Photo by Jacque Estes

Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 |

Flags flew high as hundreds gathered at Sheltair Aviation in Daytona Beach to welcome home the National Guard unit based in Flagler. Photo by Jacque Estes

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Wives, moms and children jumped into their loved ones arms at Sheltair Aviation on Thursday, March. 10. The soldiers were returning from Afghanistan. Photo by Jacque Estes

Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 |

Wives, moms and children jumped into their loved ones arms at Sheltair Aviation on Thursday, March. 10. The soldiers were returning from Afghanistan. Photo by Jacque Estes

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Ormond Strong cheers as the first plane touches down in Daytona Beach on Thursday, March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 |

Ormond Strong cheers as the first plane touches down in Daytona Beach on Thursday, March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

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Flagler County Commissioners Nate McLaughlin, George Hanns and Frank Meeker were on hand to welcome returning soldiers on Thursday, March 10 in Daytona Beach. Photo by Jacque Estes

Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 |

Flagler County Commissioners Nate McLaughlin, George Hanns and Frank Meeker were on hand to welcome returning soldiers on Thursday, March 10 in Daytona Beach. Photo by Jacque Estes

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No words were needed for Debbie Kruck-Forrester and her husband Tim, moments after he got off the second plane arriving from Bagram Airfield. Photo by Jacque Estes

Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 |

No words were needed for Debbie Kruck-Forrester and her husband Tim, moments after he got off the second plane arriving from Bagram Airfield. Photo by Jacque Estes

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Flags, banners and smiles filled the airfield in Daytona Beach on Thursday, March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 |

Flags, banners and smiles filled the airfield in Daytona Beach on Thursday, March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

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Long awaited homecoming in Daytona Beach on Thursday, March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 |

Long awaited homecoming in Daytona Beach on Thursday, March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

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Debbie Kruck-Forrester and her husband Tim, moments after he got off the second plane arriving from Bagram Airfield. Photo by Jacque Estes

Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 |

Debbie Kruck-Forrester and her husband Tim, moments after he got off the second plane arriving from Bagram Airfield. Photo by Jacque Estes

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A "daddy's girl" jumps into his arms on Thursday, March 10 in Daytona Beach. Photo by Jacque Estes

Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 |

A "daddy's girl" jumps into his arms on Thursday, March 10 in Daytona Beach. Photo by Jacque Estes

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The first group of soldiers deplane on Thursday, March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 |

The first group of soldiers deplane on Thursday, March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

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A water cannon salute welcomed both planes home in Daytona Beach on Thursday, March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 |

A water cannon salute welcomed both planes home in Daytona Beach on Thursday, March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

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Hundreds gathered to welcome home soldiers from Bagram Airfield on Thursday, March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 |

Hundreds gathered to welcome home soldiers from Bagram Airfield on Thursday, March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

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Homemade signs welcomed soldiers home in Daytona Beach on Thursday, March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 |

Homemade signs welcomed soldiers home in Daytona Beach on Thursday, March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

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Flags in both hands, a little boy is hoisted on an adult's shoulders for a better view at Sheltair Aviation on Thursday, March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 |

Flags in both hands, a little boy is hoisted on an adult's shoulders for a better view at Sheltair Aviation on Thursday, March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

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A prayer circle formed prior to the arrival of the two planes bringing soldiers home from Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Photo by Jacque Estes

Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 |

A prayer circle formed prior to the arrival of the two planes bringing soldiers home from Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Photo by Jacque Estes

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Susan Bank, Cathy Heighter, and Janie Rocke didn't have relatives on the planes, but their continued support of the troops and veterans brought them to the airfield in Daytona Beach on Thursday, March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 |

Susan Bank, Cathy Heighter, and Janie Rocke didn't have relatives on the planes, but their continued support of the troops and veterans brought them to the airfield in Daytona Beach on Thursday, March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

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Camo, short for camouflage, was one of many pups brought to the airfield on Thursday, March 10, to greet returning soldiers. Photo by Jacque Estes

Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 |

Camo, short for camouflage, was one of many pups brought to the airfield on Thursday, March 10, to greet returning soldiers. Photo by Jacque Estes

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Kipton Brown counts the stars on his flag as he waits for a family freind to arrive from Afghanistan on Thursday, March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 |

Kipton Brown counts the stars on his flag as he waits for a family freind to arrive from Afghanistan on Thursday, March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

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Sarah, Charlie and Kipton Brown of Ormond Beach wait for Charlie's co-worker, Stephen Bumb to arrive from Afghanistan on Thursday, ,March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 |

Sarah, Charlie and Kipton Brown of Ormond Beach wait for Charlie's co-worker, Stephen Bumb to arrive from Afghanistan on Thursday, ,March 10. Photo by Jacque Estes

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