Kentucky Army National Guard Public Affairs Office
Kentucky National Guard Unit returns to Richmond from Kuwait

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, August 02, 2006  
Contact Information:  David Altom, 502-607-1562, cell 502-229-3227  


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2006

WHO:   Headquarters Detachment, 206th Chemical Battalion (approx. 50 soldiers
WHAT:  Welcome Home Ceremony
WHEN:  Noon EDT August 3
WHERE: Eastside Baptist Church, 2010 Catalpa Loop, Richmond, Kentucky  NOTE:  This is adjacent to the National Guard Armory on Hwy 52.

FRANKFORT Ky. – A welcome home ceremony for the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Headquarters Detachment, 206th Chemical Battalion will take place at noon EDT, on Thursday, August 3 at the Eastside Baptist Church in Richmond. 

More than 50 soldiers are returning home following a year-long deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The mission of the detachment while in theater was to provide a logistical support element for a base camp.  Originally mobilized in June of 2005, these soldiers came from Jackson, Louisville, Maysville Owensboro and Richmond to form this detachment.

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

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

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."