PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Nearly two dozen members of the Army National Guard returned to Pittsburgh from Afghanistan Friday night.

The soldiers traveled 15 hours to get to Pittsburgh International Airport where loved ones were gathered.

“I am so nervous and anxious all at the same time,” a woman waiting for her brother said. “I’m just excited!”

Emotions ran high at the homecoming.

“It’s pretty much overwhelming right now,” Brad Bollinger said. “I’m pretty much in total shock and I’m hungry for Sheetz, so …”

“He wants some chili dogs,” his mother said. “I think he calls them ‘killer dogs.’”

Others were anxious to get some rest.

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