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Soldiers back home in Fort Bragg after seven months in Iraq

FORT BRAGG, NC (AP) - Hundreds of Fort Bragg soldiers are back on American soil after spending the past seven months in Iraq.

Planes carrying the 82nd Airborne paratroopers touched down at Pope Army air field late Tuesday. The 380 soldiers were the last Army unit in Baghdad.

Nearly 3,500 paratroopers from the same combat brigade were in Iraq at the peak of their deployment. About 800 members of the Army unit remain in Kuwait.

Another homecoming is set at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. About four dozen airmen who served in Afghanistan were scheduled to return home Wednesday.

Several F-15 fighter jets and dozens of airmen of the 335th and 336th Fighter Wing, touched down Tuesday.

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