Connecticut Army National Guard Unit returns home after one year in Kosovo


WINDSOR LOCKS – Ninety officers from the 169th General Support Aviation Battalion got back home following a 11-month sending to Kosovo Saturday.

They returned between 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility in Windsor Locks.

The 1-169 GSAB, situated in Windsor Locks and instructed by Lt. Col. Jeffrey LaPierre of Prospect, left Connecticut in April and answered to Ft. Hood, Texas for additional preparation and approval. The unit at that point conveyed to Kosovo, and was answerable for transportation backing and elevated therapeutic clearing while additionally giving support and filling capacities.

At the point when southern Kosovo experienced woodland fires in Sept. 2015, the 1-169 GSAB offered help to nearby specialists by dumping cans loaded with water to help douse the blazes.

With the 1-169 GSAB’s arrival, the Connecticut National Guard presently has almost 60 Guardsmen prepared and sent the world over.


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