Citizen-soldiers, from the 506th Military Police Detachment, Washington Army National Guard, return home today, after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.
Headquartered at Camp Murray, the 506th was formed in September 2005 and consists of approximately 50 military policemen and support staff from across the state of Washington. Their mission in Afghanistan was focused on conducting law enforcement investigations.
“I want to commend the excellent work of the citizen-soldiers of the 506th, who represented the Washington National Guard with dignity and integrity,” said Major General Bret Daugherty, the state’s adjutant general. “I am glad that they are returning to Washington after a job well done.”
An official Yellow Ribbon welcoming home ceremony will be announced at a later date.
Before this deployment, the unit previously served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from May 2007 – June 2008.