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Tennessee National Guard units return home from deployment

Monday, November 01, 2021 | 10:00pm

SMYRNA, Tenn. Nearly 110 Soldiers from the Tennessee National Guard returned to Tennessee, Nov. 1, after spending more than a year away from home supporting operations near Laredo, Texas.

Approximately 60 Soldiers with Murfreesboro’s 269th Military Police Company and more than 50 Soldiers from Union City’s 913th Engineer Company arrived by bus at Smyrna’s Volunteer Training Site after spending more than a week at Fort Stewart, Georgia, conducting a demobilization process.

Soldiers were greeted by families, friends, and fellow service members before they conducted a short in processing and released to their families. An additional 160 Soldiers from the same units returned to Tennessee on Oct. 27. All Soldiers from the 269th Military Police Company and the 913th Engineer Company have returned to Tennessee.

Families, friends, and fellow service members gathered to greet Tennessee National Guardsmen as they return home from a yearlong deployment, Nov. 1, at Smyrna’s Volunteer Training Site. Members of the 913th Engineer Company and the 269th Military Police Company deployed supporting operations near Laredo, Texas. (Photo by Edgar Castro)

Families, friends, and fellow service members gathered to greet Tennessee National Guardsmen as they return home from a yearlong deployment, Nov. 1, at Smyrna’s Volunteer Training Site. Members of the 913th Engineer Company and the 269th Military Police Company deployed supporting operations near Laredo, Texas. (Photo by Edgar Castro)

Soldiers from the 913th Engineer Company and the 269th Military Police Company conduct a final formation after returning home from a yearlong deployment, Nov. 1, at Smyrna’s Volunteer Training Site after supporting operations near Laredo, Texas. (Photo by Edgar Castro)

Soldiers from the 913th Engineer Company and the 269th Military Police Company conduct a final formation after returning home from a yearlong deployment, Nov. 1, at Smyrna’s Volunteer Training Site after supporting operations near Laredo, Texas. (Photo by Edgar Castro)

Families, friends and fellow service members gathered to greet Tennessee National Guardsmen as they return home from a yearlong deployment, Nov. 1, at Smyrna’s Volunteer Training Site. Members of the 913th Engineer Company and the 269th Military Police Company deployed supporting operations near Laredo, Texas. (Photo by Edgar Castro)

Families, friends and fellow service members gathered to greet Tennessee National Guardsmen as they return home from a yearlong deployment, Nov. 1, at Smyrna’s Volunteer Training Site. Members of the 913th Engineer Company and the 269th Military Police Company deployed supporting operations near Laredo, Texas. (Photo by Edgar Castro)