Greensboro, NC -- The North Carolina National Guard's 113th Sustainment Brigade returned to Greensboro Saturday after their deployment in support of Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom.
More than 360 soldiers were welcomed home by friends, family and fellow soldiers after one year of deployment.
The Soldiers deployed to Kuwait and served in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar, Oman, Iraq, Jordan in support of Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom.
The Soldiers executed part of one of the largest logistical drawdowns in U.S. Military history with the withdrawal from Iraq. Their missions ranged throughout Southwest Asia, the Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean and Red Sea supervising the transport of billions of dollars of equipment over thousands of miles supporting combat operations in Afghanistan.
They managed the deployment of thousands of military personnel daily across the war zone.
The Soldiers earned 224 Army Commendation Medals, 76 Army Achievement Medals, 76 Meritorious Service Medals, 10 Bronze Star Medals and one Legion of Merit Medal. The Brigade's Soldiers are experts in command and control for combat service and combat service support units.
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*Information provided by the NC National Guard Public Affairs Office in Raleigh.
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