|More 278th ACR troops arriving home |
|Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2010 10:03 pm |
|Nashville – Returning units of the Tennessee National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment continue to roll into Tennessee each week, with about 250 more soldiers from Rockwood, Huntingdon and Waynesboro due to arrive Thursday (today) and Friday. |
Rockwood’s Troop H, 2nd Squadron of the 278th, is scheduled to arrive by bus Thursday, at the Guard’s Volunteer Training Site in Smyrna. Estimated arrival time for the 120 soldiers is 1:30 p.m.
Buses carrying Guardsmen from Huntingdon and Waynesboro are due to reach the training site Friday, July 16, at 2:30 p.m. The 130 soldiers comprise Troop A of the Regiment’s 1st Squadron.
The units are currently undergoing out-processing at Camp Shelby, Miss., and will complete the out-processing at Smyrna.
National Guard officials emphasize that all times are subject to change and that in recent weeks, returning units have reached Smyrna from 30 minutes to one hour earlier than expected.
More than 1,000 Guardsmen from the 278th ACR have returned from Iraq since mid-June.
The Knoxville-based regiment of approximately 3,400 is coming home six months earlier than expected and all of its units are scheduled to be back in Tennessee by the end of August.