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National Guard Coming Home

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Iowa National Guard
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members of the 248th Aviation Support Battalion

One year after they deployed to the middle east, nearly 400 members of the Iowa National Guard will return home. On Friday homecoming ceremonies will be held in Davenport, Waterloo, Muscatine, and Boone.

Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Mike Wunn says they're all members of the 248th Aviation Support Battalion.

"They had personnel who were working across 12 different locations - including Kuwait, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey."

Their work included maintenance, distribution of parts and fuel, communications support, and medical care.

When the unit deployed in September of last year (2017), the Iowa Guard said it was the largest single-unit deployment since 2010. 

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is scheduled to attend ceremonies in Davenport and Muscatine, while Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg will attend ceremonies in Waterloo and Boone. 

ceremonies:

Davenport 1 pm - 75 soldiers and Waterloo 1 pm - 105 soldiers

Muscatine 5 pm - 30 soldiers and Boone 5 pm - 180 soldiers.