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Marines & Sailors Return To New River

More than 300 Marines and Sailors returned to Marine Corps Air Station New River Friday afternoon after a 10-month deployment.

Marines and Sailors were greeted by family and friends anxiously awaiting their return.

About 310 Marines and Sailors with Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 returned with a flyover and landing presentation.

Commanding Officer Lt. Col Chandler Nelms says it's the support from home that got them through this extended deployment.

22nd MEU's extended deployment made it the longest on record for a deployed Marine Corps Unit. They typically deploy for 6 to 7 months.

The 22nd MEU supported operations in European, African and Central Commands' including operations in Libya


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