Nearly 100 Vermont National Guard soldiers return from deployment

Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 6:37 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 14, 2022 at 5:20 AM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Nearly 100 Vermont National Guard soldiers returned from their deployment Thursday.

The Guard says the two units were deployed to Djibouti, in eastern Africa as part of “Task Force Iron Gray” last March.

Their objective was to provide security, crisis response, and partnership outreach.

Major General Gregory Knight said he applauds their work and it’s always nice to welcome them home. “The best part of the job is having our soldiers come back having done the excellent work that they always do. “We’re very happy to have them home and certainly happy for their families here and able to facilitate this,” he said.

According to the Guard, the task force consisted of nearly 1,000 soldiers from Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, and Colorado.

The Vermont soldiers returned to the Vermont Air National Guard Base in South Burlington.

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