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Guard's 248th Engineers Return

Approximately 120 members of the Connecticut Army National Guard's 248th Engineering Company returned home Tuesday after a deployment to Bahrain. The unit provided security and installation protection duties within the country.

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Connecticut Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Dennis Blanchard, right, is greeted by his wife Christina, left, and stepson Justin Thuotte, 9, as the 248th Engineering Company returns to the guard's Army Aviation Support Facility in Windsor Locks, Conn., following a deployment to Bahrain Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

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Family members wait just outside the hangar for the Connecticut Army National Guard's 248th Engineering Company to arrive at to the guard's Army Aviation Support Facility in Windsor Locks, Conn., following a deployment to Bahrain Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

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The aircraft carrying the Connecticut Army National Guard's 248th Engineering Company passes under an arc of water from two Bradley Airport fire trucks.

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Family members strain to spot their loves ones emerging from the aircraft as the Connecticut Army National Guard's 248th Engineering Company returns.

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Connecticut Army National Guard Stf. Sgt. Nick Trahan is greeted by his daughter Genevieve, 3, as the 248th Engineering Company returns home.

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Connecticut Army National Guard Stf. Sgt. Dan Mckula is greeted by his sons Michael, 6, and Anthony, 5.

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Connecticut Army National Guard Sgt. Ian Brown is greeted by his girlfriend Sarah Ticson.

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Connecticut Army National Guard Stf. Sgt. Skler Ryng, center, poses for a photo with his friends Dan Bolduc, left, and Kyle whitman.

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MacKenzie Avery, 2, crawls through the legs of her dad; Sgt. Kyle Avery, of Preston, as the Connecticut Army National Guard's 248th Engineering Company returns.