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Welcome home! Soldiers from 205th and 922nd back stateside from Kuwait

Welcome home! Soldiers from 205th and 922nd back stateside from Kuwait

Author: Alissa Vilardo/Tuesday, December 17, 2013/Categories: Front Page, News, Livingston News, Features, Livingston Features, People, St. Tammany Features, St. Tammany News

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BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana National Guard’s 205th Engineer Battalion and the 922nd Engineer Company returned to family and friends during two welcome-home events at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Dec. 16 and 17. 

More than 150 Soldiers with the 205th, based out of Bogalusa and Hammond, La., and an additional 150 Soldiers from the 922nd, based out of Gonzales, La., completed their 365-day deployment to Kuwait where they provided command and control of engineer construction operations in the Kuwait Theater of Operations.

The 205th and 922nd conducted mobilization training together at Fort Bliss, Texas, before deploying overseas. These units have participated in numerous response and recovery operations in this state, as well as other deployments overseas.

Above, a soldier with the 922nd Engineer Company, Louisiana Army National Guard, embraces a loved one after stepping off the plane during a welcome-home from overseas duty in Kuwait, Dec. 16, 2013, at the Baton Rouge Regional Airport in Baton Rouge, La. The 922nd completed their 365-day deployment to Kuwait where they provided command and control of engineer construction operations in the Kuwait Theater of Operations.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Michael Farrar, 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) 

Below, Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard, with Command Sgt. Maj. James Mays, senior enlisted leader, welcome home members of the 205th Engineer Battalion to the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Baton Rouge, La., Dec. 17, 2013. The 205th completed their 365-day deployment to Kuwait where they provided command and control of engineer construction operations in the Kuwait Theater of Operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Toby M. Valadie, Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office/Released) 

 

Also below, Louisiana National Guard Soldiers are greeted by family, friends and the Patriot Guard Riders during a welcome home celebration for the 205th Engineer Battalion to the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Baton Rouge, La., Dec. 17, 2013. The 205th completed their 365-day deployment to Kuwait where they provided command and control of engineer construction operations in the Kuwait Theater of Operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Toby M. Valadie, Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office/Released)

 

Louisiana National Guardsman Sgt. Walter Warren receives a high five from his two-year-old son, Trevor, during a welcome-home celebration for the 205th Engineer Battalion to the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Baton Rouge, La., Dec. 17, 2013. The 205th completed their 365-day deployment to Kuwait where they provided command and control of engineer construction operations in the Kuwait Theater of Operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Toby M. Valadie, Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office/Released)

Please visit www.GeauxGuard.com for the latest Louisiana National Guard releases, photos and videos.

--Courtesy Staff Sgt. Denis B. Ricou
Louisiana National Guard
Public Affairs Office, Media Relations


 


 

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