LATHAM-- After spending almost a year in Qatar, some local soldiers are home, just in time for the holidays. These soldiers have been back in the United States for a couple of weeks, preparing for their final journey home to the Capital Region. They spent a majority of their day, Saturday, on a bus, traveling from Rochester where they dropped off the rest of their unit. Now, another journey begins for them as they are welcomed home.
One-year-old, Hunter, and his dad Jason, wait for Hunter's uncle to arrive at the New York State Armory in Latham. This holiday homecoming is a secret for most of the family. "His mother has no idea that he's coming home so I came to get him and we're all going to this party which no one has any idea so it's going to be pretty cool." says Jason Barno.
As the bus rolled in, seven members of the New York Army National Guard's 222nd Military Police Company are home in the Capital Region.