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Tenn. Guard’s 776th Maint. Co. returns from Overseas Deployment

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 08:14am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 120 Soldiers from Tennessee’s 776th Support Maintenance Company, headquartered in Elizabethton and Mountain City, are returning from an overseas deployment on November 21. After serving 11 months in Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield, the returning unit is scheduled to arrive at the Volunteer Training Site in Smyrna at approximately 9:10 a.m. CST.

While deployed, the unit was based out of Camp Buehring, Kuwait, where the Soldiers performed vehicle maintenance at various camps throughout the Middle East, supporting other units in more complex upkeep and repairs. 

“I’m proud to have our Soldiers return home from such a well-done job overseas,” said Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General. “They represented everything good about the Tennessee National Guard while deployed and embodied the Volunteer tradition.”

The 776th will be greeted by unit leaders and family members in Smyrna.  Once the welcome home ceremony and some administrative tasks are complete, the unit will return home to their armories in Elizabethton and Mountain City.


WHO:   Tenn. Guard’s 776th Support Maint. Co.

WHAT:  Returns home from 11 month overseas deployment

WHEN:  Thursday, November 21st at approximately 9:10 a.m. CST

WHERE:  Volunteer Training Site - Smyrna (Building 425)