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250 Marines, sailors return from Afghanistan

Family and friends waited to be reunited with their loved ones. Family and friends waited to be reunited with their loved ones.
The first set of Marines and soldiers step off the plane. The first set of Marines and soldiers step off the plane.
Marines and soldiers hugged loved ones after the seven-month deployment. Marines and soldiers hugged loved ones after the seven-month deployment.

KANEOHE (HawaiiNewsNow) - Family and friends reunited with 250 Marines and sailors at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Monday afternoon.

The Marines and sailors are with Echo and Fox Companies, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment.

They recently completed a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

"We did a lot of good things, we left the place better than how we found it and we got everybody home. So that should speak for itself on how our deployment went," Capt. Joe McNamara said.

In all, more than 700 Marines and sailors from the Island Warriors are returning to Hawaii.

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