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Arizona Guard soldiers return from Afghanistan

TUCSON, Ariz. — Soldiers with an Arizona Army National Guard helicopter
unit are returning from deployment to Afghanistan.

The approximately 35 soldiers from Alpha Company of the 1st Attack
Reconnaissance Battalion of the 285th Aviation Regiment are arriving Friday and
Saturday on commercial flights to Tucson International Airport.

The company’s soldiers stopped in Texas for demobilization processing at Fort
Hood on their way home.

The unit’s primary mission in Afghanistan was to provide support for coalition
forces, including U.S. and Australian special operations forces.

The unit deployed once before to Afghanistan.


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