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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A rally is planned this week to welcome Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, back to Delaware after eight years in Washington.

The "welcome home" rally is scheduled for Friday afternoon at the Chase Center in Wilmington. The Wilmington News Journal reports the Bidens are expected to attend Friday's inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump and then return to Wilmington by train.

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DELAWARE CITY, Del. (AP) - Delaware's 153rd Military Police Company of the National Guard has returned early from Afghanistan to the cheers of friends and family members.

The News Journal reports thousands of people gathered Saturday in Delaware City at the Gov. Bacon Parade Field for the early homecoming. A marching band played "God Bless America," and there were 127 homemade posters - one for each member of the unit.

Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, joined the homecoming event. She was also there when the troops left in January.

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - A National Guard unit from Delaware is set to deploy to Afghanistan to train national security forces there.

Gov. Jack Markell and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, were scheduled to be on hand for Thursday's send-off of the Delaware Army National Guard 153rd Military Police Company.

More than 120 members of the unit, headquartered in Delaware City, are leaving from a 12-month tour of duty in Afghanistan.