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National Guard Returns from Afghanistan

About 120 soldiers from the Connecticut National Guard 143rd Military Police Company returned to Connecticut Wednesday from Afghanistan.

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Sgt. Kenneth Ramey waves his arms as he emerges from the plane carrying members of the Connecticut National Guard's 143rd Military Police Company, based out of West Hartford, home Wednesday, June 5, 2013, to the Air National Guard base at Bradley Field in East Granby following a deployment to Afghanistan. Ramey's wife, Staff Sgt. Rachel Ramey, was also deployed with the unit and arrived shortly before her husband on another aircraft. The 143rd worked along Afghan Uniformed Police units while deployed.

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Sgt. Eric Gagnon, of Enfield, greets his seven-month-old son Ethan and wife, Amanda, as his unit, the Connecticut National Guard's 143rd Military Police Company, based out of West Hartford, returns Wednesday, June 5, 2013, to the Air National Guard base at Bradley Field in East Granby following a deployment to Afghanistan. The 143rd worked along Afghan Uniformed Police units while deployed.

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Staff Sgt. Rachel Ramey is embraced by her stepfather, Chris LaRosa, as her unit, the Connecticut National Guard's 143rd Military Police Company, based out of West Hartford, returns Wednesday, June 5, 2013, to the Air National Guard base at Bradley Field in East Granby following a deployment to Afghanistan. Ramey's husband, Sgt. Kenneth Ramey, was also deployed with the unit. The 143rd worked along Afghan Uniformed Police units while deployed.

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Spec. Joe Lecara, center, declines help from his son Jojo, 3, and niece Jazzlynn, 5, as he prepares to head home after his unit, the Connecticut National Guard's 143rd Military Police Company, based out of West Hartford, returned Wednesday, June 5, 2013, to the Air National Guard base at Bradley Field in East Granby following a deployment to Afghanistan. The 143rd worked along Afghan Uniformed Police units while deployed.

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Family members cheer as the first of two aircraft carrying members of the Connecticut National Guard's 143rd Military Police Company, based out of West Hartford, come into view Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the Air National Guard base at Bradley Field in East Granby following a deployment to Afghanistan. The 143rd worked along Afghan Uniformed Police units while deployed.

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Family members cheer as the first of two aircraft carrying members of the Connecticut National Guard's 143rd Military Police Company, based out of West Hartford, come into view Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the Air National Guard base at Bradley Field in East Granby following a deployment to Afghanistan. The 143rd worked along Afghan Uniformed Police units while deployed.

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Marco Ferrera, right, races to greet his daughter; Specialist Buna Ferrera, as her unit, the Connecticut National Guard's 143rd Military Police Company, based out of West Hartford, returns Wednesday, June 5, 2013, to the Air National Guard base at Bradley Field in East Granby following a deployment to Afghanistan. The 143rd worked along Afghan Uniformed Police units while deployed.

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Marco Ferrera, right, embraces his daughter, Specialist Buna Ferrera as her unit, the Connecticut National Guard's 143rd Military Police Company, based out of West Hartford, returns Wednesday, June 5, 2013, to the Air National Guard base at Bradley Field in East Granby following a deployment to Afghanistan. The 143rd worked along Afghan Uniformed Police units while deployed.

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Family members cheer as the second of two aircraft carrying members of the Connecticut National Guard's 143rd Military Police Company, based out of West Hartford, come into view Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the Air National Guard base at Bradley Field in East Granby following a deployment to Afghanistan. The 143rd worked along Afghan Uniformed Police units while deployed.

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Amanda Kennedy waves two flags as she waits for her fiance, Specialist Sinquan Cooper, and the rest of the Connecticut National Guard's 143rd Military Police Company, based out of West Hartford, to return Wednesday, June 5, 2013, to the Air National Guard base at Bradley Field in East Granby following a deployment to Afghanistan. The 143rd worked along Afghan Uniformed Police units while deployed.

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Family members cheer as the second of two aircraft carrying members of the Connecticut National Guard's 143rd Military Police Company, based out of West Hartford, come into view Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the Air National Guard base at Bradley Field in East Granby following a deployment to Afghanistan. The 143rd worked along Afghan Uniformed Police units while deployed.

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Jaboa Davis leaps into the arms of her boyfriend, Spec. Jose Quinones, of Meriden, as the Connecticut National Guard's 143rd Military Police Company, based out of West Hartford, return Wednesday, June 5, 2013, to the Air National Guard base at Bradley Field in East Granby following a deployment to Afghanistan. The 143rd worked along Afghan Uniformed Police units while deployed.

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Jaboa Davis leaps into the arms of her boyfriend, Spec. Jose Quinones, of Meriden, as the Connecticut National Guard's 143rd Military Police Company, based out of West Hartford, return Wednesday, June 5, 2013, to the Air National Guard base at Bradley Field in East Granby following a deployment to Afghanistan. The 143rd worked along Afghan Uniformed Police units while deployed.

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Sgt. Steven Deland embraces his wife, Kelly, and daughter Alivia, 7, as the Connecticut National Guard's 143rd Military Police Company, based out of West Hartford, return Wednesday, June 5, 2013, to the Air National Guard base at Bradley Field in East Granby following a deployment to Afghanistan. The 143rd worked along Afghan Uniformed Police units while deployed.

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