Welcome Home 223rd Military Police

Staff Report

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Family Members greet their Soldier from the 223rd Military Police Company after their deployment. The Soldiers arrived to Buechel National Guard Armory Aug 22 after recently returning from their overseas deployment. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Jesse Elbouab, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

LOUISVILLE — Kentucky National Guard leadership joined friends and family to welcome home the 223rd Military Police Company from a year-long deployment at the Kentucky National Guard’s Buechel Armory in Louisville today.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, there was no formal ceremony. Soldiers arrived via bus to the armory where their families were waiting to greet them.

Family Members await the arrival of their Soldier from the 223rd Military Police Company after their deployment. The Soldiers arrived to Buechel National Guard Armory Aug 22 after recently returning from their overseas deployment. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Jesse Elbouab, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

More than 120 Soldiers deployed on August 23, 2019 to an undisclosed location to provide Military Police support to ongoing military operations.

The Louisville-based unit was last deployed in 2008-2009 to Baghdad, Iraq in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Since Sept. 11, 2001, the Kentucky National Guard has mobilized more than 18,000 servicemembers in support of the Global War on Terror. The Kentucky National Guard is made up of approximately 7,500 Army and Air Guardsmen across the Commonwealth.

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