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6 soldiers from the SD Guard return home to Rapid City

RAPID CITY (AP) -- Six soldiers from the South Dakota Army National Guard returned home to Rapid City on Saturday from an eight-month deployment to Afghanistan.

RAPID CITY (AP) - Six soldiers from the South Dakota Army National Guard returned home to Rapid City on Saturday from an eight-month deployment to Afghanistan.

The Guard's Detachment 48, Operational Support Airlift Command has been overseas to provide aerial reconnaissance and surveillance in support of U.S. and coalition ground commanders. The detachment is a fixed-wing aviation unit comprised of pilots and operations specialists which operate the C-12 King Air.

A Saturday-morning ceremony at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Rapid City Regional Airport drew South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard, U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds, Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender and Maj. Gen. Tim Reisch, the Guard's adjutant general.

This was the third mobilization for the unit, which deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008 and 2011.

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