About 70 California National Guard soldiers finished a yearlong tour in Iraq Thursday, landing in Coronado.
When Sgt. Sahren Salgado stepped off the plane at North Island Naval Air Station, she was wrapped in a hug from her 16-year-old son Mikee. This age-old scene of military homecoming has often been repeated in San Diego during the last decade of war. But the return of the 640th Aviation Support Battalion -- the last aviation support battalion left in Iraq -- also brought the U.S. one flight closer to ending the war.
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