Emotional homecoming for hundreds of Arizona troops

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PHOENIX –It was an emotional homecoming on Thursday for hundreds of Arizona troops.

Two hundred Army National Guard soldiers returned to the Valley and for many of them this was their second tour of duty.

One soldier tells 3TV, “It was easier as far as mission but harder as far as I had a family this time.”

Another soldier adds, “You appreciate everything a little more, when you don't get to see your baby born and then you see him here.”

Soldiers in one unit helped provide transportation support in Iraq and Kuwait. Troops from another unit helped with security for reconstruction teams in Afghanistan.