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Soldiers return to their families from eastern Europe

Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team returned to Fort Carson from a nine-month training deployment in eastern Europe, on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Two hundred and fifty of the soldiers returned, about half of the members deployed.

Kids wait for soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team to form up before being dismissed to their families in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

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Kids wait for soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team to form up before being dismissed to their families in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team walk through smoke into an auditorium to reunite with their loved ones in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. About half of the deployed soldiers have returned from their training deployment to eastern Europe.

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Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team walk through smoke into an auditorium to reunite with their loved ones in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. About half of the deployed soldiers have returned from their training deployment to eastern Europe. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Staff Sgt. James Kurtiz holds his daughter Mia, 1, in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Soldiers are returning from deployment 250 at a time.

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Staff Sgt. James Kurtiz holds his daughter Mia, 1, in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Soldiers are returning from deployment 250 at a time. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Reese Ferguson runs to her husband after he returned from a nine-month training deployment to eastern Europe in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. The families waited through a short ceremony before they rushed their soldiers.

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Reese Ferguson runs to her husband after he returned from a nine-month training deployment to eastern Europe in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. The families waited through a short ceremony before they rushed their soldiers. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Staff Sgt. James Kuritz holds his daughter Mia, 1, after returning from a nine-month training deployment to eastern Europe, in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team was deployed throughout eastern Europe from the Baltic to the Black sea.

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Staff Sgt. James Kuritz holds his daughter Mia, 1, after returning from a nine-month training deployment to eastern Europe, in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team was deployed throughout eastern Europe from the Baltic to the Black sea. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Families wait for their soldiers to be dismissed to them in a gym in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. The soldiers were deployed from nine months in eastern Europe.

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Families wait for their soldiers to be dismissed to them in a gym in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. The soldiers were deployed from nine months in eastern Europe. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team return from a nine-month training deployment to eastern Europe in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

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Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team return from a nine-month training deployment to eastern Europe in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Sgt. Jamal Ferguson talks with his wife and holds his daughter Aleigh Ferguson, 5, after returning from deployment in Europe in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

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Sgt. Jamal Ferguson talks with his wife and holds his daughter Aleigh Ferguson, 5, after returning from deployment in Europe in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Sgt. Kyle Burgess kisses his mother, Susan Burgess, in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

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Sgt. Kyle Burgess kisses his mother, Susan Burgess, in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Soldiers bow their heads for a prayer after returning from a training deployment to eastern Europe in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

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Soldiers bow their heads for a prayer after returning from a training deployment to eastern Europe in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Loved ones wait for soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team return from a nine-month training deployment to eastern Europe in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

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Loved ones wait for soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team return from a nine-month training deployment to eastern Europe in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team return from a nine-month training deployment to eastern Europe in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

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Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team return from a nine-month training deployment to eastern Europe in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Soldiers wait to open doors and let in members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team returning from eastern Europe in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

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Soldiers wait to open doors and let in members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team returning from eastern Europe in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Sgt. Jamal Ferguson kisses his wife Reese Ferguson after returning from a nine-month training deployment to eastern Europe in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.  The 3rd Brigade Combat Team was deployed throughout eastern Europe from the Baltic to the Black sea.

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Sgt. Jamal Ferguson kisses his wife Reese Ferguson after returning from a nine-month training deployment to eastern Europe in Fort Carson, Colo. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team was deployed throughout eastern Europe from the Baltic to the Black sea. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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