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Michigan National Guard Soldiers from Sault Ste. Marie return from Iraq
August 24, 2010
Lansing, Mich. - Following a 12-month tour of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, approximately 70 Michigan National Guard Soldiers from the Sault Ste. Marie-based, 1437th Engineer Company return home. The Soldiers are scheduled to arrive for a homecoming ceremony at the Sault Ste. Marie Armory Wednesday at 2 p.m.
While deployed, the 1437th Engineer Company built and maintained bridging structures throughout the theatre of operations.
The homecoming ceremony will held Wednesday, August 25, at 2 p.m., at the Sault Ste. Marie Armory, 1170 E. Portage, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., 49783.
Today, more than 600 Michigan National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom; however, as the Michigan Guard serves the nation abroad, more than 90 percent of the force is available, trained and ready to respond to a state emergency including a terrorist event.
Media is invited to attend the homecoming ceremony. Soldiers and family members will be available for brief interviews after the ceremony.
For more information, contact Senior Airman Brittany Simon at 989-205-3890.