WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Some 130 soldiers from the Rhode Island National Guard are returning home following a year-long deployment in the Middle East.
Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Kevin McBride announced the return of the 126th Aviation Regiment on Wednesday. The unit is expected to arrive Thursday at the Warwick Armory after landing at T.F. Green Airport.
Members of the unit spent the last year based in Kuwait, where they performed aviation support missions with Blackhawk helicopters in Southwest Asia.
Fourteen members of the unit returned home in August.