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North Dakota Guard unit returning from Afghanistan

BISMARCK — About 60 North Dakota Army National Guard soldiers with the Bismarck-based 136th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion are returning to the state this week after a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan, Guard officials announced Wednesday, Nov. 15.

The soldiers, who arrived in Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 10 to begin their demobilization, will return on several flights to airports in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks and Devils Lake.

Thirty-four soldiers were scheduled to arrive in-state Wednesday and Thursday. Another third of the unit's members were awaiting ticket confirmations for flights, the Guard said.

The 136th CCSB, led by Lt. Col. Brock Larson of Bismarck and Command Sgt. Maj. Cory Everson of Devils Lake, provided command and control for logistics units. The 136th was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division's Sustainment Brigade, the Guard said.