WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Pennsylvania National Guard members based in Franklin County are expected to return home this weekend after eight months in Iraq.
A spokesman for the Chambersburg-based 2nd Squadron, 104th Cavalry, said soldiers from that unit would be leaving Fort Dix, N.J., at 9 a.m. Friday and are expected to arrive at the armory in Waynesboro, Pa., at about 12:30 p.m.
Capt. Cory Angell, a public information officer for the Stryker Brigade, said schedules are subject to change.
Members of Waynesboro-based Battery B, 108th Field Artillery, are expected home Sunday.
The Guard members are at Fort Dix for paperwork, medical checks and equipment relinquishing.
Approximately 1,000 of 4,000 guardsmen from the Pennsylvania National Guard's 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team have returned from the Middle East in recent weeks, Angell said.
"It seems like we're getting soldiers out really well," he said, saying the personnel at Fort Dix have extensive experience in end-of-deployment procedures.