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Happy Homecoming For Gulfport Seabees

Cheers and screams met the Seabees of Naval Construction Battalion 133 as they stepped off the plane.

It's been a long five months for Stacy Anderson. Eight hours after she gave birth to son Myles, husband Albert shipped out to Iraq.

"Hectic at times, exciting, adventurous, but I'm glad it's all over with," Albert says.

Stacy says, "It's been stressful, but my family's here and they helped out a lot, so it's been a blessing."

Six-year-old Zachary has big plans for Dad.

"We're gonna go home. He's gonna take a shower and we're gonna play."

Kysha Finch couldn't wait to grab her two-year-old son David. With tears streaming down her face, she held on tight to him and her mom. She says the tour of duty in Iraq was rough, "Just being without your family in general."

Her mom, Rae Finch, says, "I'm glad my baby's home. This is my only daughter and I'm very proud of her."

The Seabees say they're glad to get a break.

"It's been a challenge and we're all just happy to be home with our families and spend time with our families and take some time off," says Stephen Brewer.

His mom Susan says, "Awesome, unbelievable. We're so happy to have him home safe."

Heather Lucas was all smiles as husband Stephen hugged and kissed their two young children.

"It is extraordinary. It's so great. It's been very tough, but it's worth it. It's very much worth it."

byMarcia Hill

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