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123 soldiers of the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 603rd Aviation battalion returned home to the arms of loved ones Monday afternoon at Hunter Army Airfield.

Nicknamed the Workhorse Battalion, the soldiers had been serving for the last nine months in Afghanistan.

"When these doors opened, I couldn't believe it," said a tearful Julie Garza. "I am just so glad to have him home. He's definitely our hero."
"I missed him so much. He's like my life," said Robin Boleyn.

"It's our first deployment together, so she's definitely excited," smiled Staff Sergeant Jason Boleyn. "Now we are going to surprise our daughter at school."

And that's exactly what Staff Sergeant Jason Boleyn and his wife Robin did.

Catching up with their very surprised daughter at Pulaski Elementary.

News 3 was there as several families who wanted to surprise the youngsters, jumped on the chance in class, even before they came home.

One of those Rob Harmon, who had not just one but two little one in class.

He says this was the best part of returning to the states.

"Daddy's not been here for a really long time. Like 570 years!" explained little Mchale Harmon."
"570 years?"
"Yeah!"

"It's just amazing," said a happy Rob Harmon. "Everything that I expected, actually a little less than I expected. I thought they would be jumping around and excited. I'm just so happy right now, it's unreal."

"That's the hardest part probably, being away from your family is number 1," said Don Aleman.

"What would you want to say to him right now?" we asked little Kim Aleman.
"I'm happy you're home!"

"It was a surprise," explained young Jasmine Boleyn.
"What did you tell him?"
"I loved him.

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