COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) –¬†Another group of soldiers stationed at Fort Carson are back on U.S. soil. More than 170 soldiers were greeted by friends and family on Tuesday.

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The troops came back from Afghanistan; many of them were gone for at least nine months.

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One father met his 4-month-old daughter for the first time.

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“I was not there for her birth, so this is amazing. This is more than what I could ask for,” said Juan Delgado.

“He didn’t know I was coming. I was 20 weeks pregnant when he left, so it’s definitely bitter sweet to be home,” Delgado’s wife said.

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Approximately 200 Fort Carson additional soldiers will be returning home on Wednesday night. They deployed to Afghanistan in April.