National Guard Soldiers Return to NYC from Deployment

Media Advisory

NEW YORK (12/11/2012)(readMedia)-- Approximately 34 Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion and Company E, 427th Brigade Support Battalion and Company A, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry return home from demobilization at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.

WHAT: Homecoming reunion for New York Army National Guard Soldiers following their deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

WHO: Approximately 34 Soldiers of 27th Infantry Brigade, along with family and friends.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 12 at approx. 5:30 a.m. (Soldiers may arrive up to a half-hour earlier)

WHERE: New York State Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY

Media Opportunity:

Imagery of the family reunions as Soldiers return home from nearly a year-long absence. Media representatives must contact Lt. Col. James Gonyo at 914-262-1690 for access to the facility or updates to the arrival time.


Some 150 Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team return home Dec. 12 to armories in New York City, Latham, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo as families welcome home elements of the 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion and Company E, 427th Brigade Support Battalion.

Most of the Soldiers deployed with this group served in Kuwait. The Soldiers performed logistics, administrative and security missions while deployed.

The 27th Brigade mobilized in January 2012 at Camp Shelby. The unit deployed in support of more than 25 different missions and locations throughout the Middle East.