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60 Fort Bragg Surveillance Soldiers Return From Afghanistan

A small group of Fort Bragg soldiers returns home from Afghanistan Monday as the military works to transfer its operations to Afghan forces. 

Sixty soldiers from the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade are arriving at Fort Bragg.  The group has been working with Afghan soldiers and civilians to set up communications and intelligence systems.

"Our unit has been assisting with rebuilding the infrastructure and working with the sister units to improve security within the country," said Sgt. First Class ShaVon Hammons, a member of the 525th who returned home earlier this year.

A Fort Bragg spokeswoman says there about 13,500 of the base's soldiers left in Afghanistan.  President Obama has ordered combat troops to withdraw from the country by the end of 2014.

Will Michaels is WUNC's Weekend Host and Reporter.
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