The Oklahoma National Guard announced Thursday that about 130 members of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will return from Afghanistan and Kuwait on Saturday.
This is the fifth group of 45th Soldiers to return to Oklahoma as part of their end of mission demobilization process.
Soldiers are expected to arrive at the Army Aviation hanger at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base at 10 a.m. Saturday. Will Rogers ANG Base is located on SW 54 west of Will Rogers World Airport.
Nearly 2,200 Oklahoma Army National Guardsmen from the 45th deployed to Afghanistan in June and are currently in various stages of the demobilization process. An additional 800 Oklahoma Guardsmen from the 45th deployed to Kuwait at the same time and are also in the process of demobilization
Photo by Steve Sisney: Oklahoma National Guardsmen Staff Sgt. David Hornback is greeted by wife Angela and three-year-old daughter Emma on his return from Afghanistan on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in Norman, Okla. Hornback is from Broken Arrow.