7 News has adopted a platoon of soldiers headed to Afghanistan next month.

Elements of both the 1st and 2nd Brigade Combat Teams from the 10th Mountain Division will be going to Afghanistan in 2013.

A group of soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion has been 'adopted' by 7 News, and will get regular packages from the station with things to read, movies, "anything to remind us of home," as one soldier put it.

The soldiers stopped by the station the other night. Click on the picture to see and hear from some of them.