Kentucky Army National Guard Public Affairs Office
Kentucky Army National Guard unit returns home from Iraq

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 09, 2006  
Contact Information:  SGT Gina Vaile 502-607-1186; cell 502-229-3288  


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                           

FRANKFORT – Soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 231st Military Intelligence Company (pronounced two-thirty-first) will arrive in Louisville on Sat. June 10, after a year-long deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The aircraft transporting the thirty soldiers from the Shelbyville-based unit will arrive at approximately 10:30 a.m. at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base on Grade Lane in Louisville.

The 231st Military Intelligence Company deployed to Iraq in June 2005. While serving in the Middle East, the soldiers of the 231st Military Intelligence Company conducted intelligence gathering operations in Western Iraq.

MEDIA ACCESS:  A photo ID is required to get onto the Air National Guard Base.  Media representatives are encouraged to arrive early to process through security and set up equipment.

 

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

(1)  FOR ACCURACY, THE PROPER NAME OF THE ALERTED UNIT IS INDICATED ABOVE IN BOLD PRINT AND UNDERLINED.

(2)  The term "weekend warrior" is considered archaic and inappropriate when describing the soldiers and airmen of the National Guard.  Proper terminology (per the Associated Press Stylebook) includes: "National Guard," "Air National Guard," "Army National Guard," "Kentucky National Guard," the "Guard," "National Guard troops," "National Guardsman," or when alone, "guardsman."  Also accurate are "soldier," “airman," and "troops."