CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- More than 100 Pennsylvania National Guard members based in Chambersburg were expected to return to the United States on Saturday.
Capt. Cory Angell, a public information officer, said flight times can change, but the soldiers were expected to arrive in Fort Dix, N.J., Saturday morning. They've been deployed to Iraq since the start of 2009.
The 2nd Squadron of the 104th Cavalry is part of the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team.
Angell said he's not sure when the unit's comrades who are based in the Waynesboro, Pa., armory will return. More than 4,000 Guardsmen from the Stryker Brigade are leaving the Middle East in the coming weeks.
Returning soldiers can expect a 13- to 14-hour flight from Kuwait, Angell said. They'll turn in weapons upon landing stateside, then listen to a welcome message and greet relatives, he said.