Posted: Oct 11, 2012 1:58 PM by MTN News
HELENA - Three soldiers are returning to the Treasure State after being deployed in Afghanistan.
The trio serve in the Montana Army National Guard's Bravo Company 1-189th General Support Aviation Battalion, headquartered in Helena, and are flying back home on Thursday and Friday.
The first to arrive will be SPC Thomas Jandron, who is flying into the Bozeman airport on Thursday afternoon.
SPC Karl Kratt is scheduled to arrive at the Glacier International Airport in Kalispell at 8:45 p.m. Thursday.
The last solider to arrive back home will be SPC Erin Linz, who will be coming into the Missoula International Airport at 11:06 p.m. Friday.
The soldiers have supported the tactical airlift mission for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan since the beginning of May 2012.
Major Tim Crowe with the Montana Air National Guard says in a news release that the rest of the soldiers assigned to the Bravo 1-189th are expected to come back home early next year.