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Milwaukee-based National Guards return to Wisconsin following Middle East deployment

An emotional reunion this week.
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Posted at 8:58 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 21:58:18-05

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee-based Wisconsin Army National Guard unit has returned home to Cream City following a 10-month deployment to the Middle East.

The 14 soldiers landed at Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport and Dane County's regional airport on Wednesday.

The 924th Engineer Facilities Detachment flew into Fort Bliss, Texas last week, where they demobilized for several weeks before returning to the Badger State.

The unit, which consists of 14 soldiers, mobilized last January and deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. There the troops helped manage the large base's department of public works.

The 924th's return home comes as hundreds of other Wisconsin National Guards come back from deployments abroad in recent months, according to the state Department of Military Affairs.

Click here to read about their emotional return on the Department of Military Affairs' website.

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