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About 29 Buffalo-area soldiers from the New York Army National Guard’s 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team returned home early Thursday morning, military officials said.

The soldiers pulled up in a bus at the New York State Armory on Connecticut Street at about 5 a.m.

They were among about 115 soldiers to return home to New York State following a year-long deployment in the Middle East. Most of them were deployed to Kuwait.

There are still about 400 National Guard soldiers at Camp Shelby in Mississippi awaiting to come home after being demobilized. Another 270 National Guard soldiers from New York remained deployed overseas and should return this month or in January.