Iowa National Guard Unit Returning from Kosovo

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Sendoff ceremony for Iowa National Guard's Company B, 248th Aviation Support Battalion on Nov. 22nd, 2013. (WHO-HD)

Sendoff ceremony for Iowa National Guard’s Company B, 248th Aviation Support Battalion on Nov. 22nd, 2013. (WHO-HD)

BOONE, Iowa — An Iowa National Guard unit is returning home from active duty just in time for the holidays.

The 248th Aviation Support Battalion, based out of Boone, will be welcomed home next Sunday.

About 40 of the unit’s soldiers were mobilized in November of 2013 to provide aviation maintenance support to combat aviation brigades.

The public is invited to the homecoming ceremony at noon at the Boone Middle School gym.

The unit has been serving in Kosovo since last December and was previously deployed in 2001, 2003, and 2008.