Arkansas Soldiers Returning from Kosovo Due at Fort Sill Today

DECEMBER 4, 2006 - Posted 7:51 a.m. CST

LAWTON, OK - Welcome-home preparations are under way at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, for about 140 members of the Arkansas National Guard scheduled to return there from Kosovo, where they have been serving for a year.  The members of Battery A, First Battalion, 142nd Fire Brigade have been conducting security and convoy operations in the Balkan nation.

When not deployed on active duty, the unit is based at Bentonville, Arkansas.

The soldiers were expected around 7 a.m.   They will remain at Fort Sill undergoing out-processing and debriefing for an undetermined period.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)