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by Wisconsin National Guard
Approximately 100 Soldiers from the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team Headquarters are slated to return to Wisconsin today after a 10-month mobilization to Ukraine.
Due to restrictions stemming from COVID-19, a traditional homecoming ceremony was not possible today, but senior leaders from the Wisconsin National Guard will greet the Soldiers when their plane arrives at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center. The troops will then return via bus to the Mauston National Guard Armory where their families will greet them. Their plane is slated to arrive at Volk Field at approximately 12:40 p.m. The unit expects to arrive in Mauston at approximately 2 p.m. All times are subject to change.
The unit mobilized in September 2019 as part of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine where it served as the headquarters element for the training group at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv.
The Wisconsin National Guard continues to maintain a high operations tempo in support of both its federal and state missions. Hundreds of Wisconsin National Guard troops continue their deployments overseas serving as the primary combat reserve for the Army and Air Force, while more than 1000 Citizen Soldiers and Airmen continue supporting the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic here in Wisconsin.
Approximately 150 Soldiers of the 829th Engineer Company continue operations across the Middle East and Afghanistan. The 924th Engineer Facilities Detachment and the 1967th Contracting Team also mobilized for deployments to Kuwait and the Horn of Africa respectively in January.