|More guard troops arrived home Thursday |
|Posted: Friday, July 30, 2010 2:05 pm |
|Nashville – About 265 soldiers of the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment are scheduled to arrive Thursday, (today) at the Guard’s Volunteer Training Site in Smyrna. |
One hundred thirty-five Guardsmen from Jamestown, Livingston and Oneida, representing Troop E of the 278th’s 2nd Squadron, are expected to roll in to Smyrna by bus at 1:30 p.m.
One hundred thirty soldiers from McMinnville, representing Troop F, 2nd Squadron of the 278th, are scheduled to arrive at 3 p.m. Times are CST.
The soldiers are currently undergoing out-processing at Camp Shelby, Miss. They will complete out-processing at Smyrna, and then be transported by bus to their respective armories approximately two to three hours after their arrival in Smyrna. National Guard officials emphasize that all times are subject to change and that in recent weeks, returning units have arrived up to one hour earlier than expected. The Knoxville-based Armored Cavalry Regiment of approximately 3,400 is coming home from Iraq six months earlier than expected, and all of its units are scheduled to be back in Tennessee by the end of August.
The public is invited to be at the Smyrna training site Friday to welcome the Guardsmen home.