(HELENA)- In a symbolic reminder of how the world changed after the 9-11 terrorist attacks, another 100-soliders will be arriving in Montana cities Sunday as they are released after another tour of duty in the Middle East.
Montana National Guard says another 130-members of the 163rd Cavalry Regiment will be arriving in airports across the state, the second of a large group of more than 560-soliders who’ve been released this past week.
The soldiers are traveling back to Montana on two separate charter flights after being demobilized at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.
The 1-163rd Cavalry Regiment, a subordinate unit of the 116th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, began arriving in the United States beginning on the 29th of August after a one year deployment as part of Operation New Dawn.
Here’s the arrival schedules as of Sunday evening:
Billings- 24 Soldiers will be arriving at 6:50 p.m. at Edwards Jet Center at Billings Int. Airport.
Bozeman/Belgrade- 28 Soldiers will be arriving at 5:05 p.m. at Arlin Aviation at the Gallatin Airport
Great Falls- 23 Soldiers will be arriving at 3:25 p.m. at Holman Aviation at the Great Falls Int. Airport
Helena- 37 Soldiers will be arriving at 5:15 p.m. at the MTNG C12 Hangar (3330 Skyway Dr.)
Missoula- 21 Soldiers will be arriving at 3:35 p.m. at Northstar Aviation at the Missoula Airport
MTNG says the schedules are somewhat flexible, so families or anyone else wishing to be at the airports to welcome the troops home should arrive early.