MEDIA ADVISORY: Kentucky Army National Guard units return from Iraq

CONTACT: David Altom, 502-607-1562, cell 502-229-3227

WHO: 167 Soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Task Force Dragon Warrior (299th Chemical Company and 301st Chemical Company)

WHAT: Welcome Home Ceremony

WHEN: 1 p.m. EDT March 19, 2010

WHERE: Keene Barn, Keeneland Race Track, Lexington, Ky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 17, 2010) – The Kentucky National Guard will host a welcome home ceremony for 167 troops of Task Force Dragon Warrior at 1 p.m. EDT, March 19, 2010, at the Keene Barn, Keeneland Race Track, Lexington, Ky.

Commanded by Capt. Richard T. Huber, Task Force Dragon Warrior consists of the 299th Chemical Company, based in Maysville, Ky., and the 301st Chemical Company, based in Morehead, Ky. The task force arrived in Iraq June 2009 where it provided protective service details to the U.S. Department of State and the United Nations. The soldiers also supported the security mission at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

Since Sept. 11, 2001, more than 12,000 members of the Kentucky Army and Air National Guard have deployed worldwide in support of the Global War on Terror.

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