LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Some 60 Arkansas soldiers with the Army National Guard are back at home. They arrived to cheering families at Central Flying Service Wednesday morning in Little Rock after a year long deployment to Kosovo.
Right off the plane and into his fiancée's arms, Captain Patrick Hawkins of North Little Rock is home.
"Right now it feels great to be back, it's back in the home State of Arkansas, back with the family," Hawkins said.
"I am ecstatic to have him home," his fianceé Natasha Harper said.
Cheers welcomed the 60 soldiers home Wednesday morning in Little Rock.
They're from two Camp Robinson-based units and part of the 77th Aviation Brigade that spent the past year mobilizing and serving in Kosovo.
"My company was pretty much responsible for providing medivac for the entire coverage of Kosovo," Hawkins said.