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Elizabethton, Mountain City National Guard company returning from Kuwait

John Thompson • Nov 20, 2019 at 8:32 PM

NASHVILLE — After serving more than 11 months in the Middle East, more than 120 soldiers from Elizabethton and Mountain City’s 776th Support Maintenance Company are returning to Tennessee.

The unit is scheduled report to the Volunteer Training Site in Smyrna at 9:10 a.m. CST. The 776th will be greeted by unit leaders and family members in Smyrna. Once the welcome home ceremony and some administrative tasks are complete, the unit will return home to their armories in Elizabethton and Mountain City.

While deployed, the unit was based out of Camp Buehring, Kuwait, where the soldiers performed vehicle maintenance at various camps throughout the Middle East, supporting other units in more complex upkeep and repairs.

"I'm proud to have our soldiers return home from such a well-done job overseas," said Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes, Tennessee's adjutant general. "They represented everything good about the Tennessee National Guard while deployed and embodied the Volunteer tradition."

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