Guam - Dozens waited in anticipation for the arrival of their heroes at the Guam International Airport Tuesday evening. Family and friends welcomed home more than 25 members of the Guam National Guard's Saligao Platoon throughout the night.

The troops spent the past year deployed to Afghanistan where they provided security for U.S. Military Provincial Reconstruction Teams in their area of operations. The group went oversees as was part of the 1st of the 178th Field Artillery Unit with the South Carolina Army National Guard.