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Army MP squad poised to return from Afghan duty

A group of more than 60 Army Reserve soldiers assigned to the 384th Military Police Battalion will return home Wednesday.

The unit was deployed in August to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, and spent nearly a year training, advising and assisting members of the Afghan National Army.

The soldiers will return to a 3 p.m. homecoming celebration at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.

Maj. Gen. Sanford Holman, commanding general of the 200th Military Police Command, said the men and women of the 384th battalion played an important role in assisting the host nation and in the success of U.S. and Afghan forces.

“I am truly proud of these soldiers,” Holman said in a written statement. “ … The history books will write of their professionalism, can-do attitude and stellar performance while deployed overseas. They truly are America’s best and brightest soldiers.”