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LOUISVILLE -- Kentucky National Guard leadership joined friends and family to welcome home the 223rd Military Police Company from a year-long deployment at the Kentucky National Guard's Buechel Armory in Louisville today.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, there was no formal ceremony. Soldiers arrived via bus to the armory where their families were waiting to greet them.
More than 120 Soldiers deployed on August 23, 2019 to an
undisclosed location to provide Military Police support to ongoing military
The Louisville-based unit was last deployed in 2008-2009
to Baghdad, Iraq in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Since Sept. 11, 2001, the Kentucky National Guard has
mobilized more than 18,000 servicemembers in support of the Global War on
Terror. The Kentucky National Guard is made up of approximately 7,500 Army and
Air Guardsmen across the Commonwealth.