Tuesday ceremony welcomes 160 soldiers home to Alaska after Afghanistan deployment

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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — About 160 soldiers will be officially welcomed home to Alaska Tuesday from Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Alaska says in a release that two units will be feted in an 11 a.m. ceremony at the base.

The solders are from the 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and the 23rd Sapper Co.

They officially returned last month, but Tuesday's ceremony will allow family, friends and Anchorage community members to take part in the welcome.

The Army says the ceremony will end with commanders "uncasing" the unit's colors, signifying their return from deployment.

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