U.S. Soldiers Return From Deployment to Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Family and friends gather in front of the Newport Armory in Wilmington, Del., Feb. 26, 2014, waiting for soldiers assigned to the 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion to return home from a yearlong deployment. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Len Gratteri
  • Family and friends gather in front of the Georgetown Armory in Wilmington, Del., Feb. 26, 2014, waiting for soldiers assigned to the 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion to return home from a yearlong deployment. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy McDougall
  • Zander, Zayla and Tucker May anxiously wait for their dad, Sgt. Harry May, to return home from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in Wilmington, Del., Feb. 26, 2014. May is assigned to the 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy McDougall
  • U.S. soldiers return home from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in Wilmington, Del., Feb. 26, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to the 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Len Gratteri
  • Jessica Tims is overjoyed to see her boyfriend, Staff Sgt. Michael Carr, for the first time in a year in Wilmington, Del., Feb. 26, 2014. Carr is assigned to the 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion and was deployed to Afghanistan. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy McDougall
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Harry May holds his son, Tucker, for the first time in Wilmington, Del., Feb. 26, 2014, since he deployed with the 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion last year. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy McDougall
  • U.S. soldiers return from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in Wilmington, Del., Feb. 26, 2014. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Len Gratter
  • Staff Sgt. Shaun Bailey reunites with his wife, Asia, and their son, Shaun, after returning from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in Wilmington, Del., Feb. 26, 2014. Bailey is assigned to the 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy McDougall