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81st Brigade Returning Home

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The Washington National Guard's largest unit is on its way back to the states after finishing a nine-month tour of duty in Iraq.

The team of soldiers is expected to touch down in a series of flights on Saturday in Wisconsin, where they did some training before leaving for the Middle East last October.  The group was spread over 10 bases in Iraq and traveled more than three million miles during their nine months in the country. 

A ceremony at Camp Ramadi earlier this week signaled the end of the team's second tour of duty in Iraq. It's still unclear exactly when the 3,200 soldiers will be returning to Washington. 

The brigade includes soldiers from all over Washington state, including about 150 from the Tri-Cities, plus some from California.

The group spent time at the Yakima Training Center before leaving the state.

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