Greensboro, NC -- Nearly 200 soldiers from the Triad will get a big welcome home from friends and family Friday afternoon.
The soldiers, from the North Carolina National Guard's 883rd/881st Route Clearance Company, will host a welcome home ceremony at First Baptist Church.
The combat engineers recently returned from a year-long deployment in Afghanistan as a part of Operation New Dawn. The unit specializes in demolition, breaching operations and detection and clearance of explosives.
The Company trained members the Aghan National Army, conducted route-clearance and reconnaissance operations, gathered information on the local population and performed foot patrols.
The group, which is stationed in Rockingham, Roseboro and Winston-Salem deployed in August 2011.
If you're interested in attending the ceremony, here's what you need to know.
What: Demobilization and Welcome Home for 883rd/881st Route Clearance Company
When: Friday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m.
Where: First Baptist Church, 1000 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro
NC National Guard