Colorado National Guard Soldiers return from deployment to the Middle East
By Elena O'Bryan
| JFHQ-Public Affairs | June 27, 2019
U.S. Soldiers of Special Operations Detachment-Korea, a Colorado Army National Guard unit, are welcomed home after serving nine months in Afghanistan, at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver, Colo., Dec. 21, 2014. During their deployment, SOD-K personnel assisted in the International Security Assistance Force campaign to transition U.S./NATO efforts to a functionally based Security Force Assistance mission. SOD-K is the last Colorado National Guard unit deployed in support of operations Afghanistan. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Cheresa D. Clark/Released) (Photo by Clark)
Centennial, Colorado —
The Colorado National Guard will welcome home about 40 Soldiers from Special Operations Detachment-Korea during a ceremony June 28, 2019, at 2 p.m., at the Colorado Army National Guard’s Regional Training Institute, Fort Carson, Colorado.
The Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel nine months.
“These warriors deployed in harm’s way, and we are grateful for their safe return,” The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Loh said. “Their families, employers and communities supported these Soldiers throughout their deployment, which contributed greatly to our national security.”
SOD-K conducts special operations in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. The unit’s function is to provide staff augmentation to USSOCOM in respective staff sections.