Your family has been anticipating this day since forever, and finally, your soldier’s deployment is coming to an end. Preparing yourself for the big day and what comes after will require more than simply hanging up a banner and baking a cake. Every military family is different, but most will benefit from these home coming tips.
More than 150 Michigan Army National Guard members are preparing to head to Fort Bliss, Texas, for additional training before leaving for a one-year deployment to Kuwait.
Roughly 2,000 Michigan-based Guard members were deployed in 2011 — the largest contingent deployed from the state since 2005.
About 300 Airmen of the Michigan Air National Guard will report to active duty in September for deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
A group of Army reserve members based in Southfield are preparing for deployment. The soldiers are being called to active duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The Pentagon says a 22-year-old Marine from Traverse City was killed by an improvised explosive device while he was on foot patrol in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.