PORTAGE, Mich. (WOOD) - More than 160 Michigan Army National Guard soldiers from the Kalamazoo-based 507th Engineer Company will return home Saturday after a 10-month tour of duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The group is scheduled to land around 1:50 p.m. at the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport in Kalamazoo. The soldiers will then be bussed to a homecoming ceremony scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in the gymnasium of Portage Central High School.
Several of the returning servicemen and women were in the Western Michigan University ROTC program.
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