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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A soldier returned home to south Georgia Friday night on leave from Afghanistan.

Major Lashunda Jackson stepped off the final leg of an 18 hour trip from Bagram Air Base.

Jackson is part of the Army's 45th sustainment brigade joint logistics command.

Her job was to brief soldiers on enemy activity before they went on a mission; she said her first deployment away from family and friends was hard but manageable.

"You have subway, you have Dairy Queen you have Pizza Hut, even though you're deployed, you have some of the same thing that you have here. The biggest thing soldiers miss are their families and every things like driving a car, things we take for granted," said Maj. Lashunda Jackson, U.S. Army.

Major Jackson reports to Atlanta on August second for another five months in to Afghanistan.

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