Military police company returns to West Columbia

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A military police company from South Carolina has returned home from Afghanistan.

More than 50 members of the 132nd Military Police Company returned to West Columbia on Monday after eight months of deployment.

The National Guard held a short ceremony to welcome the unit back before dismissing the soldiers to their waiting families at Eagle Aviation.

There are still 15 more members of the 132nd serving in Afghanistan, and officials have not said when they are expected to return to South Carolina.