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Reserve, National Guard Troops Begin Their Return From Bosnia

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, July 17, 1996 – Defense officials said the first of nearly 4,200 Reserve and National Guard soldiers called to active duty last December for Operation Joint Endeavor are coming home.


Officials said flights carrying almost 500 reservists from Bosnia should arrive July 28 at McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., and Fort Benning, Ga. These reservists were the first mobilized by President Clinton last December.


Most units leaving Bosnia will have replacements. Those reserve units began mobilizing last month. The July 28 returns are the first of several homecomings slated through September.


The reserve unit rotations are the latest step in DoD efforts to change the size and focus of the U.S. implementation force contingent in the Balkans. Defense Secretary William J. Perry recently announced the deployment of two active-duty Army military police battalions to replace two armored battalions in Operation Joint Endeavor.


Reserve and National Guards units scheduled to return first are:


Unit                      Home Base             Arrival Point

715th Public Affairs Det. Washington            Fort Dix, N.J.

114th Public Affairs Det. Manchester, N.H.      Fort Dix, N.J.

29th Public Affairs Det.  Baltimore             Fort Dix, N.J.

113th Public Affairs Det. San Juan, Puerto Rico Fort Benning, Ga.

102nd Military Hist. Det. Topeka, Kan.          Fort Benning, Ga.

130th Military Hist. Det. Raleigh, N.C.         Fort Benning, Ga.


Unit                       Home Base            Arrival Point

49th Military History Det. Forest Park, Ill.    Fort Dix, N.J.

34th Transportation Team   Camp Dodge, Iowa     Fort Dix, N.J.

3rd Corps Support Command  Des Moines, Iowa     Fort Dix, N.J.

19th Materiel Mgmt. Ctr.   Fort Snelling, Minn. Fort Dix, N.J.

21st Theater Army Area Cmd.Indianapolis, Ind.   Fort Dix, N.J.

90th Military History Det. San Antonio, Texas   Fort Benning, Ga.

203th Public Affairs Det.  Wichita, Kan.        Fort Benning, Ga.

209th Broadcast PA Det.    Rome, Ga.            Fort Benning, Ga.

358th Public Affairs Det.  Fort Douglas, Utah   Fort Benning, Ga.

57th Transportation Team   Brookings, S.D.      Fort Benning, Ga.

300th Transportation Co.   Tacoma, Wash.        Fort Benning, Ga.

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