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500 soldiers from 32nd Brigade coming home Wednesday

500 soldiers from 32nd Brigade coming home Wednesday

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A big chunk of the biggest deployment of Wisconsin National Guard troops since World War II will be coming back home on Wednesday.

About 500 of the more than 3,000 soldiers in the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team will be returning to Wisconsin on Wednesday after spending the past eight months in Iraq.

Two flights are expected to arrive at Volk Field near Fort McCoy on Wednesday, said Lt. Col. Jackie Guthrie of the Guard's public affairs office in a news release.

The first flight will be made up of soldiers from the 32nd Military Police Company of Milwaukee and Oconomowoc, the 1158th Transportation Company of Beloit and Black River Falls, and members of the 32nd Brigade's Headquarters and Headquarters Company.

The second flight includes soldiers from Troop B, 105th Cavalry, Watertown; Troop C, 105th Cavalry, Reedsburg; and more members of the 32nd Brigade's Headquarters and Headquarters Company.

All 3,200 members of the 32nd Brigade are expected to be back in Wisconsin this month.

After reunions with family at the airfield, soldiers will be taken to Fort McCoy for about five days of demobilization processing before being released from active duty.

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