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National Guard Soldiers To Be Welcomed Home In Salina

KSAL Staff - June 17, 2013 11:32 am

The Black Hawk helicopter unit deployed July 15, 2012 to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

A group of National Guard soldiers are coming home Tuesday.

According to the National Guard, about 20 Kansas National Guardsmen from Detachment 2, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment will be welcomed home from Afghanistan on Tuesday. A ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Salina Army Aviation Support Facility #2, 2917 Hein, located at Arnold Avenue and Schilling Road. Doors will open at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

The Black Hawk helicopter unit deployed July 15, 2012 to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Their mission was to provide aeromedical evacuation support; rapid movement of patients, medical personnel and supplies and other support, as needed.

The detachment is commanded by Capt. Ryan Bernard. The Kansas soldiers joined an Iowa National Guard unit under the command of Company C, 2-211th from Utah.

The unit mobilized to Fort Hood, Texas, for additional training before going to Afghanistan to begin their one-year mission.

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