National Guard Welcomes Home Unit from Afghanistan

More than 30 members of the Oregon Army National Guard are reuniting with family after returning Sunday to Milton-Freewater following a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.

In Afghanistan, the 1186 Military Police Company, provided force protection, personal security for high profile visitors, and trained the Afghan National Police.

Sunday’s demobilization ceremony at McLoughlin High School was preceded by a reintegration event that ensures returning service members and their families are aware of health, employment and education benefits and resources.

Joining the 30 soldiers from the Milton-Freewater area in the 1186 Military Police Company were approximately 120 other Citizen-Soldiers from throughout the state of Oregon, deployed to Afghanistan in October 2011 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.