|More Guard troops return home |
|Posted: Friday, July 9, 2010 11:51 am |
|The Press 7.9.10 Two more units of the Tennessee National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment arrived back in Tennessee Saturday, July 3, just in time to join in Independence Day celebrations on their home turf. |
The two are the 181st Forward Support Company, headquartered in Athens, but composed primarily of soldiers from Hamilton County, and Lewisburg’s “G” Troop of the 278th Support Squadron. Each of the units had approximately 125 soldiers returning.
The first group — the Athens unit — landed at the National Guard’s Volunteer Training Site in Smyrna Saturday morning.
The second — from Lewisburg— arrived that afternoon. The Tennesseans were at Camp Shelby, Miss., undergoing initial phases of out-processing. After completing out-processing at Smyrna, the Guardsmen were transported by buses to their respective armories.
The 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, headquartered in Knoxville, is returning from Iraq six months earlier than expected. All regiment units are slated to be home by the end of August.