Members of the 149th Brigade Support Battalion of the Kentucky National Guard were officially honored Saturday after they got back from Iraq in December.
The entire battalion was deployed overseas last year to provide security, as the United States slowly pulled out of the country and handed over power to the Iraqi's.
Now that they're back home, many soldiers have been developing relationships with their spouses again and getting use to everyday life.
"I love being back with my wife, I missed her everyday so it's just wonderful to be back home," says Specialist Chris Mooneyhan, who has been in the army for six years and deployed once.
"...so happy like, it feels like the weight of the world has been lifted off my shoulders. I don't have to worry about if he's outside the wire or not, if he's in red zone or green zone, I'm really happy, I've missed him so much," says Shauna Mooneyhan, Monneyhan's wife.
Another couple, who are both soldiers and were deployed together, got married last year.
They say they were glad to have each other through it all.
"We couldn't really be husband and wife, but we still got to see each other so it was a lot better," says Specialist Kenny Pulliam, who has been in the army for four years and deployed once.
"It's kind of nice to have somebody that understands everything you went through and you understand them, and you don't even have to talk about it because you already know," says Staff Sergeant Gabrielle Pulliam, who has been in the army for nine years and was deployed three times.
The homecoming is also extra special for one soldier, who has been deployed four times and says his tour of duty came full circle.
"I had the opportunity to be one of the first ones who jumped into Iraq in march 2003 and now, thank God, I got the opportunity to be one of the few to go back and close the doors for the Americans to come out of Iraq," says Sergeant First Class Alfredo Delgado, who has been in the army for 15 years and was deployed four times.
Many of these soldiers say while they were proud to serve their Country overseas, they are also happy to be back home with their families.
The soldiers were also given awards and recognized for their deployments at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green.
Officials say the unit was part of the largest mobilization of Kentucky National Guard troops to a combat zone since World World II.