ST. CLOUD -- St. Cloud gave a warm "Welcome Home" Sunday to 150 soldiers returning from a year of service in the Middle East.

The Army Reserve's 367th Engineer Battalion was welcomed home yesterday by hundred of family members and friends.

The ceremony was held at the St. Cloud Armory, and one of the men in charge of organizing it said the goal was to keep the speeches brief, and let the officers get back to family life.

The unit was mobilized January 14 to train at Fort Bliss, New Mexico, before arriving in Iraq on March 10.