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MCLB employees return from Iraq, Kuwait

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  The first of two groups of civilian MCLB Maintenance Center employees returned from Iraq and Kuwait Monday after spending up to a year overseas.

Jim Sanderson kissed his wife and shared a hug with his son after being away for seven and a half months. Sanderson was one of seven providing maintenance support for mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles in Iraq. The family was able to stay in touch using Skype, and say it was still an adjustment, but a rewarding experience.

"It's been tough, but you learn to do things that you didn't do," said Tricia Sanderson.

"It was good to go over there and help the guys that are doing their job and with the vehicle we're working with, it felt like you were doing part of it, you were contributing so," said Jim Sanderson, MCLB employee.

Three more Maintenance Center Albany employees will return Tuesday from their tour overseas.

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