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Fort Carson Homecoming

Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Captain Wesley Lafitte kisses Captain Katernia Hay after the conclusion of a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Braxton Haynes, 18 mo, sleeps in his stroller before the start of a Homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at enter the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Shelbey Haynes wipes her eyes while recording her husband, Mitchell, and other soldiers walking into the Special Events Center during a Homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Laylah Korkki, 4, waves to her father Aaron, during a Homecoming Ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Shelbey Haynes holds her 18 month old son, Braxton, during a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Captain Wesley Lafitte proposes to Captain Katernia Hay after a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division, which spent nine months in Kuwait at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Captain Katernia Hay reacts after Captain Wesley Lafitte proposes to her after a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division, which spent nine months in Kuwait at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. Captain Hay said "Yes!" (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Nicklaus Lego kisses his son Sawyer,4, while holding his daughter Madiee, 2, after the conclusion of a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Kevin Poncel kisses his wife, Sunnie Poncel after the conclusion of a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Americo Contreras, 6, sits on his fathers bag while his sister Mia Jordan, 9, talks to their father Gerardo Contreras after the conclusion of a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Photographs from a homecoming ceremony for the 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division at the Special Events Center at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Monday, October 21, 2013. About 250 soldiers returned after a nine month deployment to Kuwait. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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