More Georgia National Guard troops returning from overseas

By Associated Press
July 14, 2019

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) -- More citizen-soldiers from the Georgia National Guard are coming home after spending several months deployed in Afghanistan.

The National Guard said in a news release that members of the 48th Infantry Brigade are scheduled to arrive Monday at Fort Stewart.

More than 2,000 troops from the 48th Brigade deployed last fall to Afghanistan. The brigade is headquartered in Macon, but it's made up of citizen-soldiers from across Georgia.

Some of the brigade's soldiers returned home in June and were greeted by Gov. Brian Kemp. The Georgia National Guard says the deployed troops are scheduled to return in multiple groups through October.

This is the 48th Brigade's third overseas deployment since 2005, when its troops were called up to serve in Iraq.