Archive for Thursday, March 11, 2010

National Guardsmen return from year-long Afghanistan deployment

March 11, 2010


— A group of Kansas National Guard soldiers with expertise in agriculture returns this weekend from a one-year deployment in Afghanistan.

The Agribusiness Development Team is made up of about 60 soldiers and airmen. They worked with Afghans in Laghman Province to developing efficient agribusiness techniques.

A welcome-home ceremony is set for 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Petro Building at Washburn University in Topeka. Doors open at 8 a.m.

The agricultural team was the first of three from the Kansas National Guard to go to Afghanistan. The second has already been deployed, also in Laghman Province.

The teams are a being sent in a partnership with experts at Kansas State University.


Paul R Getto 8 years, 2 months ago

Welcome home and glad you are safe. These activities, coupled with intense efforts to educate women and girls, will be the key to turning this tragic country around. Military efforts alone will not complete the job. Best wishes as you return to your duties and your lives stateside.

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