La. National Guard set to welcome home soldiers
BATON ROUGE, La. -The Louisiana National Guard is scheduled to welcome home Soldiers of the 204th Theater Airfield Operations Group at Esler Field in Pineville, Feb. 10.
More than 20 Soldiers from the 204th, based in Hammond, will return from their 365-day deployment to Kuwait, with detachments in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
The unit's mission was to support Air Traffic Services throughout the theater of operations, while assuming the position of Aviation Brigade Headquarters for Army Central Command in Kuwait.
While acting as the overall subject matter experts for all airfield operations in Kuwait, the 204th supported the successful withdrawal of all Army aviation forces from Iraq.