More than 300 members of the Tennessee National Guard are coming home this week after a year's deployment in the Middle East. Guard officials in Nashville said more than 160 soldiers are expected to arrive at the air base in Smyrna on Tuesday.
Those members of the 230th Engineer Battalion are scheduled to arrive at 11:40 a.m. They are currently undergoing out-processing at Fort Bliss, Texas. The soldiers are expected to depart for the armory in Trenton at about 3 p.m.
About 150 Union City guardsmen from the 913th Engineer Company, also now at Fort Bliss, are to arrive at Smyrna after 9 a.m. Thursday. After a brief period of out-processing, they should be headed home by Thursday afternoon.