125 Utah soldiers welcomed home after 10-month deployment

Posted at 8:48 AM, Aug 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-27 10:48:44-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Family and friends welcomed home 125 soldiers who returned, Saturday, from a 10-month deployment to Kuwait.

The Utah National Guard Engineers with the 116th Engineer Company flew into the Roland Wright Air Base, in Salt Lake City, at about 4:45 a.m.

The soldiers were based in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, but soldiers were deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, according to a press release from the Utah National Guard.

While overseas, the company completed more than 50 construction projects and 15 work orders, valuing more than $5 million.

“These fine men and women moved mountains, literally and figuratively,” stated Maj. Gen. Jefferson Burton, adjutant general of the Utah National Guard. “Through innovation and motivation, they not only achieved their mission, but sought out opportunities to enhance safety and improve quality of life for all those in the region. It is with tremendous pride and gratitude that we welcome them home.”