33 Montana Guard troops return from Iraq Saturday
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Army National Guard says 33 troops from the 67th Network Support Company will arrive in Billings Saturday after completing a yearlong deployment in Iraq.
The Guard says the troops provided computer and communications support for military intelligence teams across Iraq.
It was the first deployment for the 67th NSC.
The troops will arrive at Logan International Airport on three flights, the first arriving at 10:19 a.m. and the last at 1 p.m.
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Montana Army National Guard’s 67th NSC Returns to Montana
Billings, Mont. – The 33 Soldiers of the Montana Army National Guard’s 67th Network Support
Company, will be returning to Montana on Saturday June 11, after a 1 year deployment to Iraq.
The first group of soldiers will arrive at Logan International airport in Billings at 1019 a.m., with
the second group at 1228 p.m. and the final at 1300.
The unit departed Montana in June 2010 in route to their mobilization station at Fort McCoy,
Wisconsin to complete combat skills training just prior to deploying overseas. They were
deployed for approximately 12 months with a majority of their deployment spent in Iraq
in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn.
The mission of the 67th NSC is to provide operational elements designed to engineer, install,
operate, maintain and defend (EIOMD) the joint enterprise theater network supporting operations
as an integral part of the brigade combat team (BCT) or division. While deployed they provided
computer, network and VOIP communications support for the 67th BFSB spread out across Iraq
in support of over 75 military intelligence teams. In country they fell under the 67th Battle Field
Surveillance Brigade. This is the first deployment for the 67th NSC.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend the arrival ceremonies.