Troops return home through Smyrna Airport

Hundreds packed a hangar at Sewart Airfield Sunday morning to welcome home the Smyrna-based Tennessee Army National Guard 1176th Transportation Company from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

"There's no better award than seeing you guys come home safe," said Maj. Gen. Terry M. "Max" Haston, who oversees the Military Department of Tennessee, which includes the Army National Guard and Air National Guard. "They were there at a historic time when we're beginning to wind down in Afghanistan. The job they were doing was moving forces, moving equipment to consolidated locations."

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