La. National Guard set to welcome home Soldiers

BATON ROUGE, La. –The Louisiana National Guard is scheduled to welcome home members of the 239th Military Police Company at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in Baton Rouge, La., Dec. 17.
More than 70 Soldiers from the 239th, based in Carville, will return from their 365-day deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. Approximately 40 Soldiers from the unit returned home throughout the state Wednesday in an effort to get the unit members home as soon as possible.

The 239th conducted numerous missions to include Police Transition Training for Iraqi law enforcement officers, stability operations and law enforcement operations.

The 239th operations were essential to stabilization operations in Iraq.

Media encouraged to attend
WHO:              Louisiana National Guard’s 239th Military Police Company

WHAT:            Welcome home event

WHEN:            Dec. 17, at 11 a.m. (time subject to change)

WHERE:         Louisiana Aircraft, 4225 Chuck Yeager Ave., Baton Rouge, La., 70807

POC for this event is Staff Sgt. Denis B. Ricou at (225) 803-6712, denis.ricou@us.army.mil

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