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Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 -- 12:21 PM

A number of area Wisconsin Army National Guard units will be among those honored at a special event this month.

The Wisconsin National Guard unveiled plans Wednesday to host a special Back From The Sand celebration in Stevens Point on June 19th for members of the 32nd Red Arrow Brigade.

"We've got food, we've got activities for people of every age, we've got music," says
Capt. Joy Staab, deputy director of public affairs for the Wisconsin National Guard.

The day will begin with a parade at noon, featuring each of the Brigade?s 28 units. The Governor will also attend a special ceremony.

"The 32nd Brigade is unique. They're a very large brigade. they're particular deployment to Iraq last year was the largest deployment the Wisconsin National Guard has seen since WWII," she explains.

The 32nd Brigade, augmented by six other Wisconsin Army National Guard units, was ordered to active duty Feb. 1, 2009 and deployed to Iraq in April and May, 2009 following two months of training at Fort Bliss, Texas.

Dozens of communities around the state have units in the Red Arrow, including Neillsville, Wisconsin Rapids, Marshfield and Abbotsford. The 1158th Transportation Company from Black River Falls was also part of the deployment.

You can learn more about the service by visiting [url=http://www.welcomehomeredarrow.org]www.welcomehomeredarrow.org[/url].

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