ST. CLOUD - The 7th and 8th waves of soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team will be returning to Minnesota late tonight (Monday) and tomorrow afternoon.

The National Guard says there are 500 soldiers in this latest group.

A bus will drop off soldiers at the St. Cloud National Guard Armory at about 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday, and then continue on to Camp Ripley arriving there at about 1:25 a.m.  Another bus will drop off soldiers at the St. Cloud Armory at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow.