• Phyllis Bunahene gets a lift from her father Spc. Macbruce Bunahene, 368th Engineer Battalion, following the unit's welcome home ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Jan. 12, 2012. The unit spent a year in Afghanistan supporting coalition forces as the headquarters of five subordinate companies responsible for various construction projects throughout Kandahar and the country's southern provinces. (Photo by Sgt.1st Class Phillip Eugene, 412th TEC PA NCOIC)

    368th Engineer Battalion returns from Afghanistan

    Phyllis Bunahene gets a lift from her father Spc. Macbruce Bunahene, 368th Engineer Battalion, following the unit's welcome home ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Jan. 12, 2012. The unit spent a year in Afghanistan...

  • 368th Engineer Battalion Reserve Soldiers prior to their welcome home ceremony before friends, family and community members at the Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Jan. 12, 2012. The unit spent a year in Afghanistan supporting coalition forces as the headquarters of five subordinate companies responsible for various construction projects throughout Kandahar and the country's southern provinces. (Photo by Sgt.1st Class Phillip Eugene, 412th TEC PA NCOIC)

    368th Engineer Battalion returns from Afghanistan

    368th Engineer Battalion Reserve Soldiers prior to their welcome home ceremony before friends, family and community members at the Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Jan. 12, 2012. The unit spent a year in Afghanistan supporting...

  • Lt. Col. Gregory Scott, commander of the 368th Engineer Battalion, addresses the audience during the unit's welcome home ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Jan. 12, 2012. The unit returned from Afghanistan after a year as the headquarters of five subordinate companies responsible for various construction projects throughout Kandahar and the country's southern provinces. (Photo by Sgt.1st Class Phillip Eugene, 412th TEC PA NCOIC)

    368th Engineer Battalion returns from Afghanistan

    Lt. Col. Gregory Scott, commander of the 368th Engineer Battalion, addresses the audience during the unit's welcome home ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Jan. 12, 2012. The unit returned from Afghanistan after a year as...

  • U.S. Sen. Jeanne Sheheen, and New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch looks on as Brig. Gen. David Puster, commander of the 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, the higher headquarters of the 368th Engineer Battalion addresses the audience during the battalion's welcome home ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Jan. 12, 2012. The unit spent a year in Afghanistan supporting coalition forces as the headquarters of five subordinate companies responsible for various construction projects throughout Kandahar and the country's southern provinces. (Photo by Sgt.1st Class Phillip Eugene, 412th TEC PA NCOIC)

    368th Engineer Battalion returns from Afghanistan

    U.S. Sen. Jeanne Sheheen, and New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch looks on as Brig. Gen. David Puster, commander of the 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, the higher headquarters of the 368th Engineer Battalion addresses the audience during the battalion's...

  • U.S. Sen. Jeanne Sheheen addresses the audience during the 368th Engineer Battalion welcome home ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Jan. 12, 2012. "Because of you, and the spouses of men and women like you, this country has remained free and all of us can enjoy our liberties," said Sheheen. The unit spent a year in Afghanistan supporting coalition forces as the headquarters of five subordinate companies responsible for various construction projects throughout Kandahar and the country's southern provinces. (Photo by Sgt.1st Class Phillip Eugene, 412th TEC PA NCOIC)

    368th Engineer Battalion returns from Afghanistan

    U.S. Sen. Jeanne Sheheen addresses the audience during the 368th Engineer Battalion welcome home ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Jan. 12, 2012. "Because of you, and the spouses of men and women like you, this country has...

  • 368th Engineer Battalion Reserve Soldiers during their welcome home ceremony at the Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Jan. 12, 2012. The unit spent a year in Afghanistan supporting coalition forces as the headquarters of five subordinate companies responsible for various construction projects throughout Kandahar and the country's southern provinces. (Photo by Sgt.1st Class Phillip Eugene, 412th TEC PA NCOIC)

    368th Engineer Battalion returns from Afghanistan

    368th Engineer Battalion Reserve Soldiers during their welcome home ceremony at the Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Jan. 12, 2012. The unit spent a year in Afghanistan supporting coalition forces as the headquarters of five...

  • Lt. Col. Gregory Scott, commander of the 368th Engineer Battalion, and Command Sgt. Maj. John Zimmerman, the battalion's senior enlisted leader, uncase the unit's colors during a welcome home ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Jan. 12, 2012. The uncasing marked the unit's official return from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. (Photo by Sgt.1st Class Phillip Eugene, 412th TEC PA NCOIC)

    368th Engineer Battalion returns from Afghanistan

    Lt. Col. Gregory Scott, commander of the 368th Engineer Battalion, and Command Sgt. Maj. John Zimmerman, the battalion's senior enlisted leader, uncase the unit's colors during a welcome home ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett...

  • New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch addressing Soldiers, family members and friends of the 368th Engineer Battalion during the unit's welcome home ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Jan. 12, 2012. "On behalf of the 1.3 million people in the state of New Hampshire, welcome home," Lynch told the Soldiers. The unit returned from Afghanistan after a year as the headquarters of five subordinate companies responsible for various construction projects throughout Kandahar and the country's southern provinces. (Photo by Sgt.1st Class Phillip Eugene, 412th TEC PA NCOIC)

    368th Engineer Battalion returns from Afghanistan

    New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch addressing Soldiers, family members and friends of the 368th Engineer Battalion during the unit's welcome home ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Jan. 12, 2012. "On behalf of the 1.3 million...

  • 368th Engineer Battalion Reserve Soldiers enter the Southern New Hampshire University gymnasium Hooksett, N.H., where the unit honored more than 170 members with a welcome home ceremony Jan. 12, 2012. The unit spent a year in Afghanistan supporting coalition forces as the headquarters of five subordinate companies responsible for various construction projects throughout Kandahar and the country's southern provinces. (Photo by Sgt.1st Class Phillip Eugene, 412th TEC PA NCOIC)

    368th Engineer Battalion returns from Afghanistan

    368th Engineer Battalion Reserve Soldiers enter the Southern New Hampshire University gymnasium Hooksett, N.H., where the unit honored more than 170 members with a welcome home ceremony Jan. 12, 2012. The unit spent a year in Afghanistan supporting...

  • The 368th Engineer Battalion color guard entering the Southern New Hampshire University gymnasium during the unit's welcome home ceremony, Hooksett, N.H., Jan. 12, 2012. The unit returned from Afghanistan after a year as the headquarters of five subordinate companies responsible for various construction projects throughout Kandahar and the country's southern provinces. (Photo by Sgt.1st Class Phillip Eugene, 412th TEC PA NCOIC)

    368th Engineer Battalion returns from Afghanistan

    The 368th Engineer Battalion color guard entering the Southern New Hampshire University gymnasium during the unit's welcome home ceremony, Hooksett, N.H., Jan. 12, 2012. The unit returned from Afghanistan after a year as the headquarters of five...

  • Soldiers, family members and friends of the 368th Engineer Company during the unit's welcome home ceremony at the Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Jan. 12, 2012. The unit returned from Afghanistan after a year as the headquarters of five subordinate companies responsible for various construction projects throughout Kandahar and the country's southern provinces. (Photo by Sgt.1st Class Phillip Eugene, 412th TEC PA NCOIC)

    368th Engineer Battalion returns from Afghanistan

    Soldiers, family members and friends of the 368th Engineer Company during the unit's welcome home ceremony at the Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Jan. 12, 2012. The unit returned from Afghanistan after a year as the headquarters of...

  • Staff Sgt. Ken Wood, 368th Engineer Battalion, is greeted by his children, Jack, (blue shirt) Delaney, (white shirt) and Avery, following the unit's welcome home ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Jan. 12, 2012. The battalion returned from Afghanistan after a year as the headquarters of five subordinate companies responsible for various construction projects throughout Kandahar and the country's southern provinces. (Photo by Sgt.1st Class Phillip Eugene, 412th TEC PA NCOIC)

    368th Engineer Battalion returns from Afghanistan

    Staff Sgt. Ken Wood, 368th Engineer Battalion, is greeted by his children, Jack, (blue shirt) Delaney, (white shirt) and Avery, following the unit's welcome home ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, N.H., Jan. 12, 2012. The...

Hooksett, N.H.- Family members, military and community leaders honored more than170 Reserve Soldiers of the 368th Engineer Battalion with a Welcome Home ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University, Jan.12, 2012.

The unit deployed to Afghanistan in January 2011 to support coalition forces by serving as the battalion headquarters of five subordinate companies responsible for various construction projects throughout Kandahar and the country's southern provinces.

Speakers at the event included Gov. John Lynch, US Sen.Jeanne Sheheen, Brig. Gen. David Puster, Commander of the 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, the higher headquarters of the 368 Engineer Battalion, and Lt. Col. Gregory Scott the battalion's commander.

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