- Associated Press - Monday, July 4, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Army National Guard says 150 soldiers have returned home after a 10-month deployment to Kuwait.

A welcome home ceremony for the Guard’s Rapid City- and Wagner-based 155th Engineer Company was held Saturday at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

The unit deployed to Kuwait to remodel and complete construction of base infrastructure in the U.S. Army Central area of operations. The Guard says the unit has a variety of specialties, including carpentry, plumbing, electrical work and masonry.

The unit returned to the U.S. on June 19 and has been completing a series of requirements in Fort Bliss, Texas, before it travels to South Dakota.

The 155th also served in Kuwait in 2002-2003.

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