Updated:JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. —
Hundreds of soldiers were reunited with their families and friends at Joint Base Lewis-McChord early Wednesday morning.
The soldiers, from the 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion, have been in Afghanistan for nine months.
KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Rick Price was at the base to talk to a few families during the homecoming.
“Yeah, this is my fourth deployment. It’s really nice to be home, finally. See my son, my wife, great,” said Kevin Fulton.
Fulton met his son, Hunter, for the first time.
“(It's) amazing. It was a lot of anticipation, and anxiousness, and now, home,” said Fulton’s wife, Jessica Fulton.
Members of the unit served throughout Afghanistan collecting information and analyzing it.
“We did a lot of work out there. It’s just absolutely fantastic to get back and see all these bright shining faces and be back with the families. I couldn’t even describe it to you own words. I just feel really, really great,” said Kyle Reed.