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South Dakota National Guard Unit Returns from Afghanistan

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South Dakota Army National Guard

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Army National Guard unit based in the northern Black Hills is back in the United States after spending a year in Afghanistan.

National Guard officials say 160 members of the 842nd Engineer Company of Spearfish, Belle Fourche  and Sturgis arrived Monday at Fort Bliss, Texas. They will spend a week or more at Fort Bliss before returning to South Dakota.

The unit deployed a year ago to provide construction and engineering support. The soldiers used bulldozers, scrapers, cranes, loaders and dump trucks to build and maintain roads, build base protection measures and provide limited clearing operations.

Officials say details are not yet known of the unit’s arrival in South Dakota or welcome home ceremony.

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