Associated Press

ALTUS, OK -- The first of several welcome home ceremonies for returning Oklahoma National Guard soldiers are today.

More than 700 members of the 45th Fires Brigade are coming home after a 10-month deployment to Iraq and Kuwait.

Two ceremonies are planned for Monday afternoon and another is Tuesday.

The first event began at 1 p.m. Monday at the Altus High School football stadium and the second will be at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Wellness Center in Weatherford at 2 p.m.

Tuesday's ceremony starts at 2 p.m. at the Enid High School football stadium and future ceremonies are being planned in Lawton, Duncan and Anadarko.