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Soldiers return after 10-month deployment



Family members and National Guard soldiers in the welcome home ceremony in the Aberdeen Civic Arena on July 25. The Loken family from Ipswich welcomed 2nd Lt. Jeromy Loken home. Dignitaries at the ceremony included Gov. Kristi Noem, left, Sen. John Thune, Sen. Mike Rounds and Rep. Dusty Johnson.

A welcome home ceremony was held for 110 soldiers with the South Dakota Army National Guard's Alpha Battery, 1-147th Field Artillery Battalion and 147th Forward Support Company at the Civic Arena in Aberdeen on Saturday, July 25 at 2:30 p.m.

The soldiers returned home after serving on a 10-month deployment to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which enhances the U.S. deterrence posture, increase the readiness and responsiveness of U.S. forces in Europe, and supports the collective defense and security of U.S. allies and partners.

Family members were first reunited at the Aberd...

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