The soldiers said Saturday they were glad to be back home.
"It's really just awesome to see my parents and my family. So, it'll be good to have real food today," said Sgt. Judith Soto of the Illinois Army National Guard.
"It's fun. It's good to be home. It's definitely great," specialist Roberto Lopez said.
"Spectacular. It's awesome being back with my son, my wife, friends and family," said Specialist Mario Patterson.
Many of the soldiers said they were planning on going back to school or staying in the guard full-time.