Updated: Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012, 6:03 AM EST
Published : Monday, 30 Jan 2012, 9:31 AM EST
25 National Guard airmen are waking up in their own beds this morning and enjoying the comforts of home after a six-month deployment to Afghanistan.
Members of the 103rd Security Forces Squadron arrived at the Bradley Air National Guard base in East Granby Monday night.
"So much anticipation. I just couldn't wait to get off and be with everybody," Michael Breen said.
They were deployed last July and assigned to the Bagram Airbase to provide base security, check vehicles entering the facility for bombs and counter-insurgency operations.
Gov. Dannel Malloy visited the squadron during his trip to Afghanistan in November.
The Connecticut National Guard has about 200 soldiers and airmen deployed in the war on terror.