After a year-long tour of duty in Iraq, 45 U.S. Army soldiers reunited with their families Sunday at a Mountain View reserve center, according to Army officials.
The soldiers, who are part of the Army's Civil Affairs unit, worked to develop agricultural, economic and government programs in Iraq. They were stationed in some of the country's most contentious areas, including Baghdad, Kirkuk, Mosul and along the Iranian border.
Most of the soldiers are from the Bay Area, while some are from Sacramento and Stockton, according to Army officials.
The soldiers arrived by bus Sunday morning at the Army's reserve center, located at 1776 Old Middlefield Way, where they were reunited with their families. They had one last formation before being released from their tour.