Marines reunite with loved ones at New River

POSTED: 3:28 PM Aug 27 2013

More than 180 Marines returned to MCAS New River in Jacksonville after an eight-month deployment to Afghanistan.

The men and women of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 were reunited with their loved ones early Monday morning.

During their deployment, the Marines performed troop and cargo transport, as well as air support for ground units.

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