Family, loved ones welcome home soldiers from Iraq

After a 10-month tour in Iraq, 17 soldiers from the New York National Guard returned to their waiting families and loved ones at Camp Smith in Cortlandt Manor Friday.

The members of the 206th Military Police Company spent the last 10 months training members of the Iraqi police force in the city of Basra. In some cases, they also helped provide security for the Iraqi Parliament.

Before coming home to New York however, the soldiers were first sent to a base in New Jersey for a practice the Army calls ?demobilization.?

Joanne Honeywell, mother of 25-year-old soldier David Honeywell, says that she is just glad to have her son home safe. "We've been away too long," David says.

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