Three more flights of soldiers deployed with the 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team will be arriving in Wisconsin soon. According to a press release from the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, one flight on Thursday will include soldiers mostly from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry, Green Bay; Company B (Support Maintenance), 257th Brigade Support Battalion, Kenosha; and some members of Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 105th Cavalry, Madison and Troop C, Reedsburg. A second flight includes troops mostly from Company C, 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry, Fond du Lac; and some member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry, Appleton and Clintonville.
One additional flight is scheduled to arrive early Friday morning and includes members of the 829th Engineer Company, Chippewa Falls, Richland Center and Ashland; soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 132nd Brigade Support Battalion, Portage; and some members of Company A , 32nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, Onalaska and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry, Appleton and Clintonville.
The entire brigade is returning to Wisconsin in stages throughout January. All are scheduled to return to Volk Field where they will be met by senior National Guard officials, a military band and family members – homecomings are not open to the general public. Following an initial reunion with their families and a brief official “welcome home” ceremony, soldiers will travel to nearby Fort McCoy to begin about five days of demobilization processing before being released from active duty.