75 soldiers from the 1st squadron, 6th cavalry regiment returned home to Fort Carson early Wednesday morning.
Around 4 a.m. the soldiers entered the gym to their awaiting friends and family.
The soldiers in the 1-6th Cav flew reconnaissance and security missions in support of the 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division. The squadron flies OH-58 Kiowa helicopters.
Included in the families waitng for loved ones were Summer and Kyla Phillips. Kyla, who is in 1st grade, was stilll in her purple jammies, waiting for her dad to come through those doors.
Diane Kuntz was waiting for her grandson William. Diane hadn't seen William at all during his 14 month tour.
There are still around 400 soldiers who are part of the 1-6th Cav that will be coming home within the next month.