Wisconsin National Guard troops to return home

Wisconsin National Guard troops to return home

By the Associated Press. CREATED Jun 17, 2011

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- About 300 Wisconsin Army National Guard soldiers are coming home after a nine-month tour of duty in Iraq.

The soldiers are with the Madison-based 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment. They're due to return Friday.

They'll be met by Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin National Guard officials, a military band and family members.

The soldiers have already completed their demobilization process in Texas. That means that after an initial reunion with their families and a brief welcome-home ceremony, they'll be officially released from active duty.

The soldiers were mobilized in June of last year and deployed in September. They were responsible for aviation operations that included attack missions and troop and cargo movements.

Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs: http://dma.wi.gov

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