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Guardsmen get R&R after nine-month deployment

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) --  South Georgia members of the National Guard are back from a nine month deployment in Afghanistan, where they trained local law enforcement.

91 soldiers from the 148th Forward Support Company in Albany arrived at Ft. Stewart over the last two weeks.

The group was demobilized from Ft. Stewart giving soldiers 90 days to adjust to civilian life before they must return to active status. Help on that adjustment is also available for the troops.

"There are programs set up at Ft. Stewart during the demobilization process. They're very supportive, they give out a lot of literature to the soldiers and programs they can call and set up appointments if they're having problems adjusting to civilian life," said Staff Sergeant Marcus Walker, 148th Forward Support Command.

A welcome home ceremony for the troops has been scheduled for July 10th at 10:00 AM at Tift Park, once everyone has returned to active service. The community is invited to show their support.

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