SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utha) – Approximately 60 Soldiers from the Utah National Guard are scheduled to return home from deployment in the Middle East at 7:55 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Utah National Guard’s Roland Wright Air Base.
“We are very proud of our Soldiers coming home this weekend,” said the Adjutant General for the Utah National Guard, Maj. Gen. Jeff Burton. “They have been working in multiple locations on many difficult missions and represented Utah in an outstanding way.”
Part of Utah’s oldest military unit, deployed to the Middle East providing vital security support for forces in the region and conducted artillery missions with Middle Eastern partners.
This was the first of two, nine-month deployment rotations. The second rotation, left on June 4, 2018 and is scheduled to return home sometime next year.
The battery is comprised of highly trained and skilled volunteers almost entirely from other units within the Utah artillery community.