Va Guard returns after service in Iraq

Posted by Colby Rogers - email

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - About 165 members of the Virginia National Guard are back home after serving in Iraq since May 2008.

The soldiers with the 1710th Transportation Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group returned home Friday.

About 145 soldiers were from the Richmond-based unit and 20 were from the Detachment 2 of the 1173rd Transportation Company from Onancock.

While in Iraq, the unit provided medium lift transportation that moved supplies from logistical support areas to different bases throughout Iraq.

The unit conducted more than 75 missions and traveled more than 900,000 miles. None of the unit's soldiers were wounded or killed in action.

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