Nebraska Army National Guard Soldiers Return from Afghanistan

OMAHA (KPTM)-Nine long months in the desert and six Nebraska Army National Guard troops are home after serving nine long months in the desert.

The men are returning from a special operations tour in Afghanistan

Daniel Arias is making up for lost time. His brother, Javier Arias, returned home Friday. The brothers haven't seen each other for months. This was the fifth deployment for Arias. Although he has been through the welcome home routine, he said it still feels like he's reuniting with his family for the first time.

"It's like the, you know, everything is off your shoulders, the whole world is off your shoulders. You get to see family and just hang out, relax."

While overseas, the soldiers provided logistical support for the U.S Central Command.