160 Marines and sailors return from Afghanistan

SAN DIEGO – About 160 Marines and sailors in the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing returned today to MCAS Miramar from their deployment to Afghanistan.

The personnel make up the headquarters squadron of the wing, said Sgt. Sean McGinty, a base spokesman.

Marines at the base are also held their annual Battle Colors Ceremony, which featured the USMC Silent Drill Platoon, Drum and Bugle Corps and the Battle Color Guard.

The Drum and Bugle Corps combined contemporary songs and traditional marching music with uniquely choreographed drill movements in a program entitled ”Music in Motion.’

The Silent Drill Platoon performed intricate drill routines without verbal commands.

Battle Colors ceremonies will take place at Camp Pendleton on Friday and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Saturday.

6 Responses to "160 Marines and sailors return from Afghanistan"

  1. IBAM   March 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Welcome home to all of them. Thank you for everything you do for us. God Bless.

  2. proud parent   March 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Wlcome home!!!and all you people who complain about ythe noise level go tell the men and women who just got back!!! The people who are fighting for your feeedom to complain. Keep up the good work and bomb away!!! Seimpe fi

  3. mom of lots   March 10, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Amen! Welcome home and God bless you all! May you all get some rest.

  4. Marine Girlfriend   March 11, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Tha nk God for their safe return home!!! And I can’t believe only 160 came back we should be seeing numbers that fall in thousands of troops coming home!

  5. GIRL IN FALLBROOK   March 11, 2011 at 7:08 am


  6. Marine Cuzzo   March 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Welcome Come to all of you brave men and women nd god bless each nd one of you :)…


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