Members of the Missouri Air National Guard carry their bags across the tarmac at Portland International Jetport Wednesday. The service members stayed overnight July 4th in Portland on their way home to Missouri after a deployment to Kuwait. Credit: CBS 13

More than a hundred armed service men and women spent the night in Portland for Independence Day.

Members of the Missouri Air National Guard just finished their deployment in Kuwait. They are making a pit stop in Portland before returning to families on July 5.

Mac Air in Portland worked with local hotels to cover arrangements for the military members tonight, providing refreshments once the service members hit the tarmac.

The group flies to Saint Joseph, Missouri, on Thursday morning.

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