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FOR RELEASE: Friday, Jun 18, 2010

Capital Region National Guard Soldiers Return Home After 10 Months In Iraq

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LATHAM, NY (06/17/2010)-- More than 70 members of the New York Army National Guard's 206th Military Police Company will return to the Capital Region on Friday after 10 months in Basra, Iraq. WHO: 70 Soldiers of the 206th Military Police Company and their family members. WHAT: The Soldiers will be returning to their home station to be reunited with their families after spending almost 10 months in Basra, Iraq and five days out-processing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. WHEN: Buses are expected at Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters between 11:30 a.m. and noon on Friday, June. 18. WHERE: Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters, 330 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham Coverage Opportunities: Videographers and still photographers can capture Imagery of the Soldiers greeting their families as they return from deployment. There will be opportunities for short interviews with Soldiers and their family members. For access to this secure military facility members of the press should contact the Division of Military and Naval Affairs Public Affairs Office at 518-786-4581. Additional Information: 206th Military Police Company: More than 160 members of the 206th Military Police Company entered Active Duty in June of 2009 and deployed to Basra Iraq in August 2009. While there the Guard Soldiers helped train Iraqi police officers and assisted in providing security for Iraqi parliamentary elections held in March 2010. The company is headquartered in Latham but has Soldiers assigned from all areas of New York. In addition to the Capital District, Soldiers from New York City, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Utica, Auburn, Hornell, Rochester, Binghamton and Buffalo areas deployed with the unit and will return home on Friday, June 18.
© NYS DMNA Press Release:Capital Region National Guard Soldiers Return Home After 10 Months In Iraq
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