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Steamboat Springs resident Joseph Nerney, a lance corporal in the Marines, talks on the phone at a military base in Bangor, Maine, shortly before being deployed to Afghanistan in February. Nerney is expected to return to the U.S. any day.

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Routt County military families focus on Afghanistan

Last week’s announcement that U.S. combat operations in Iraq officially have ended has been met with a wide range of emotions from Routt County families who currently have or have had loved ones serve overseas. Several Routt County families now turn their attention to Afghanistan.


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