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1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion Returns from Kosovo Deployment

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 08:32am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 100 personnel of the Tennessee National Guard’s 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion, headquartered in Tullahoma,  are scheduled to return from their overseas deployment to Kosovo on July 17 at approximately 1:15 pm CST to the Volunteer Training Site-Smyrna.  The 1-230th AHB has been at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo for the last nine months as part of Kosovo Force – KFOR, a NATO led mission that builds peace and maintains stability in the area.

Today, more than 3,000 troops from 28 countries make up the KFOR and continue to work towards maintaining a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all people in Kosovo.

The following return details are subject to change and should be confirmed with this office prior to media arrival:


WHO:                   Task Force Smoky (Personnel of the 1-230th AHB)

WHAT:                 Returning from nine month deployment to Kosovo

WHEN:                 17 July – time is approx. 1:15 p.m. CST

WHERE:               Hangar at Volunteer Training Site – Smyrna, Tenn.


If you are interested in attending the Soldier arrivals, please contact the Tennessee National Guard Strategic Communications Office at 615-313-0633.