clear
Friday April 29th, 2016 10:39AM

'Welcome home' ceremony Sat. for NE Ga-based guard unit

By Ken Stanford Reporter
Related Articles
  Contact Editor
ELBERTON - They'll roll out the red carpet in Elberton Saturday for a Georgia Army National Guard unit that has returned from six months in Afghanistan.

More than 200 guard members returned home recently after spending six months in Afghanistan.

Here are the details for the ceremony as provided by the Georgia Department of Defense:

What: Georgia Army National Guard's 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade is welcoming home on Saturday over 200 Guardsmen with the 1-214th Field Artillery Battalion from nearly a year in Afghanistan where they conducted base defense operations in Western Afghanistan.

When: Saturday, Jan. 10, 11 am

Where: Good weather - The "Granite Bowl" Football Field.
Inclement Weather: The "Rock" Gym (Next door to the football field)

Who: Elberton Mayor Larry Guest; Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas; Brig. Gen. Joe Jarrard, Command General Georgia Army National Guard; Col. Randal S. Carter, 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Commander; representatives of state and local government; the soldiers of the 1-214th Field Artillery and their families.

The 1-214th Field Artillery Battalion conducted base defense operations in Western Afghanistan from May to Dec. 2013. The 1-214th was responsible for command and control of all base defense activities in an area covering approximately 315 square kilometers. Operation of the base entry control point, flight line security and patrolling were major components of their operations.

A send-off for the soldiers was held last February. (See link below.)


© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 1 year ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 1 year ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Section of Bradford Street to be closed for three weeks
A section of Bradford Street in Gainesville will be closed for three weeks starting Monday.
10:14AM ( 25 minutes ago )
US consumer spending inches up in March
US consumer spending up tiny 0.1 percent in March while incomes post solid 0.4 percent gain
8:50AM ( 1 hour ago )
House committee votes to require women to register for draft
Women would be required to register for the military draft under a House committee bill that comes just months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat units
8:18AM ( 2 hours ago )
Fights follow Trump rally in Southern Cal, about 20 arrested
Some 20 people have been arrested after raucous protesters and supporters of Donald Trump took to the streets in southern California Thursday night as the Republican presidential contender brought his campaign to conservative Orange County
7:10AM ( 3 hours ago )
PHOTO GALLERY: Hall County School District opens new performing arts center at NHHS
After almost a year of work, Hall County School District officials unveiled the brand new performing arts center at North Hall High School.
By AccessWDUN Staff
6:00AM ( 4 hours ago )