OMA: Exuberant Welcome Home For National Guard Unit Returning From Afghanistan

Exuberant Welcome Home For National Guard Unit Returning From Afghanistan
 
By Sean D. Elliot
 
The Day
 
June 5, 2013
 
{CT National Guard}
                                                                                             Sean D. Elliot/The Day
Sgt. Kenneth Ramey waves his arms as he emerges from the plane carrying members of
the Connecticut National Guard's 143rd Military Police Company, based out of West Hartford,
home Wednesday, June 5, 2013 to the Air National Guard base at Bradley Field in East
Granby following a deployment to Afghanistan. Ramey's wife, Staff Sgt. Rachel Ramey, was
also deployed with the unit and arrived shortly before her husband on another aircraft. The
143rd worked along Afghan Uniformed Police units while deployed.
 
East Granby - About 120 soldiers from the Connecticut National Guard 143rd Military Police Company returned to Connecticut Wednesday from Afghanistan. The West Hartford-based unit worked alongside the Afghan Uniformed Police to ensure law and order, provide maneuver and mobility support and area security, and gather intelligence.
 
The unit previously deployed to Iraq from 2003 to 2004. More than 450 Connecticut soldiers and airmen are currently mobilized and deployed in support of the operations in Afghanistan.




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