Soldiers return from Iraq

About 300 soldiers, members of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, returned to Fort Benning from Iraq this evening.

The Omni Air International airplane landed at Fort Benning's Lawson Army Airfield at 6:25 p.m. and nine minutes later the troops began to make their way to Freedom Hall to see friends and family.

The soldiers have been deployed for a year. Troops started returning in August and this was the final group. More than 4,000 soldiers have returned to Fort Benning from Iraq.