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Coast Guard unit returns from Middle East

Crew members from Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 arrive to Naval Station Norfolk. Crew members from Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 arrive to Naval Station Norfolk.
(Photo source: U.S. Coast Guard) (Photo source: U.S. Coast Guard)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - After a long journey home, the members of Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 will get a long awaited homecoming Sunday afternoon.

Families from Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, and as far away as New Hampshire came down to the National Guard Readiness Center in Gulfport to reunite with their loved ones.  Among the families, are the Thomlins.  Andie Thomlin will introduce six month old MaeLee to her dad, Petit Officer Phil Thomlin for the first time.

The unit, based at Stennis, just returned from a deployment to the Middle East in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. They've been deployed since July 25, 2010.

The crew members landed in Norfolk Tuesday after a 36-hour flight from Kuwait. Sunday's Homecoming ceremony will take place at the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Gulfport.

During their deployment, members of the unit provided critical security for shipping and port facilities in U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility. PSUs are a component of the Coast Guard Deployable Operations Group.

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