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Family and friends of soldiers with 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment gathered at hangar five at the Clay National Guard center to welcome the unit home from their deployment to Kosovo. The ceremony was held at Clay National Guard Center on March 7, 2020.

The 171st spent nine months in Kosovo supporting the peacekeeping mission.

“You served with honor. You served with courage, and you served with dignity. You represented the state and the nation in a way that I don’t have words to describe. We could not be more proud of you and for you,” said Major General Thomas Carden Jr., adjutant general, Georgia National Guard. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Amy King)


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