Hundreds of members of the Tennessee National Guard arrived home Wednesday afternoon after being stationed in Kuwait for the last year.
Three-hundred men and women left Camp Shelby, MS, on buses in the morning and made it back safely to the Volunteer State after helping coordinate the troop withdrawal in Iraq.
The brigade conducted over 800 logistical convoy missions, logging over 12.5 million miles on the highways of Iraq. The brigade played a crucial role in the complete withdrawal of British forces from the country in early 2011, according a state news release.
While in Kuwait, Tennessee guardsmen held command and control over several transportation and combat sustainment support battalions. Transport assets included trucks and watercraft from both Army and Air Force units. Additionally the brigade was responsible for the management of incoming and outgoing mail into the theater, processing over 1.2 million pieces of mail.
A busload of soldiers arrived in Smyrna just before 6 p.m., while other buses of guardsmen made stops in Millington, TN, Chattanooga and Knoxville.
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