Oklahoma Soldiers Returning From Iraq And Kuwait

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 12:58 pm
By: News On 6

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- About 800 Oklahoma Army National Guard soldiers are back on U.S. soil.

Soldiers with the Enid-based 45th Fires Brigade began arriving Wednesday at Fort Hood, Texas.

Guard officials say the soldiers will spend about a week getting processed at Fort Hood before returning home to Oklahoma. Several homecoming ceremonies will be slated for next week once it's determined when the soldiers will return.

The soldiers are from units based out of Anadarko, Enid, Lawton, Duncan, Altus and Weatherford. They have been deployed for past 10 months in Iraq and Kuwait as part of Task Force Lava Thunder.

Oklahoma National Guard officials say there were no casualties among the group.