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Marines home from Afghanistan on Veterans Day

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – Marines from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and units from Camp Pendleton returned to MCAS Miramar Tuesday from deployment in Afghanistan.

CBS News 8 was there as about 100 Marines greeted their anxious loved ones Tuesday evening. For many, it was not their first deployment.

The Marines were part of the Marine Aircraft Group, working in areas like command and control and logistics. A commander told us their return is a strong sign of the end of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, as they're among the final service members to come home. As for their loved ones, their return on Veterans Day was an added bonus.

"I had no idea he was coming home on Veterans Day. Someone must have really thought that through, but we certainly appreciate it. It's nice to have our hero come home on a day that we celebrate heroes," a Marine wife said.

Many of the Marines told us they're excited to be home in time for the holidays.

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