About 70 soldiers from the Connecticut National Guard returned home today from Kuwait.
Maj. Gen. Thaddeus Martin, adjutant general and Commander of the Connecticut National Guard, says the soldiers from the 143rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion of Waterbury arrived Saturday after a nine month deployment to Kuwait.
The unit returned to the Army Aviation Support Facility in Windsor Locks.
While in Kuwait, the unit provided personnel, operational and logistical support services to combat-ready forces.
The 143rd unit mobilized and deployed in 2006 to Iraq and to Bosnia in 2001.
For the first time since March 2003, the Connecticut National Guard does not have any units forward deployed.