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National Guard welcomes home soldiers from Afghanistan

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - Soldiers of the Louisiana National Guard’s 1084th Transportation Company were scheduled to return to family and friends during a welcome home event at the unit’s armory in Reserve Jan. 9.

With a detachment in Slidell, the 1084th deployed more than 155 Soldiers during a 365-day deployment to Afghanistan to utilize their expertise and versatility by providing convoy escort of host-nation vehicles and provide transportation support to friendly forces operating within the assigned area.

The 1084th conducted mobilization training at Fort Hood, Texas before deploying overseas.

Over the years, the 1084th has provided support during Operation Noble Eagle and disaster relief for Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike, and most recently Isaac.

Additionally, Soldiers from the 1084th supported state efforts for the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill, Task Force Bon Voizen in Haiti and again for Operation River Guardian.