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LA National Guard will welcome home troops July 4

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Louisiana National Guard will welcome home members of the 756th Area Support Medical Company at the Gillis W. Long Center in Carville on July 4. The troops are scheduled to arrive at 7 a.m.

Based out of Carville, more than 65 Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to support six sites in the cities of Bagram and Kabul where they provided emergency medical, sick call, dental, ancillary and medevac services.

The 756th ASMC is organized into three platoons: Treatment, Ambulance, and Headquarters. It is comprised of medical occupation specialties such as surgeons, doctors, physician assistants, nurses, combat medics, radiology technicians, dental technicians, and vehicle and generator mechanics.

After departing Louisiana in September 2012, the 756th conducted mobilization training at Fort Hood, Texas, before deploying overseas.

The 756th has previously provided support during numerous emergency operations, including Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Ike; Operation Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010; and flood response and recovery operations along the Mississippi River.

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