deployment

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.

The Department of Defense has announced four units--including two from Ft. Campbell, Ky--will deploy to Afghanistan this year. The scheduled rotation involves more than 11,000 soldiers from the four units that will start deploying between spring and winter.