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(KSL News) -- Friends and family today welcomed home members of the 729th Air Control Squadron.
The squadron was originally deployed in November for a routine mission, but when war with Iraq broke out their stay was extended.
Some members were away from their families for six months.
Anna Rouse/Member of the 729th Air Control Squadron: "THIS WAS SOMETHING WE KNEW WE WERE GOING TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH AND BY THE GRACE OF GOD WE WENT THROUGH IT. IT WAS GOING TO BE 3 MONTHS, IT TURNED INTO 6 MONTHS AND I'M JUST GLAD ITS DONE"
Half of the 729th Air Control Squadron is still in the region finishing up their mission. They are expected to return home soon.