More than 500 troops from the 45th Brigade have already returned home to families and friends at "welcome home" ceremonies in Sawyer Center on the campus of Southern Nazarene University.
The Tuesday, October 14th ceremonies are scheduled as follows to welcome home two separate groups totaling 185 troops:
Ceremony: 12:30 pm, Sawyer Center, Southern Nazarene University
Ceremony: 6:00 pm, Bethany First Church of the Nazarene
Ceremonies will continue throughout the week for the Thunderbird soldiers of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team until all of the more than 2600 troops are home. Specific ceremony days and times are posted on the SNU website at www.snu.edu as times are confirmed. All ceremonies are open to the public. Doors will open two hours prior to each ceremony.
The Oklahoma National Guard office of Public Affairs will operate the media center at the SNU Sawyer Center. Please R.S.V.P. to Cheryl Thomas at 405.228.5212 or email Cheryl.Thomas4@US.army.mil with the names of the media representatives by 3:00 pm on Tuesday, October 13.
Mon, October 13, 2008
by Carol Wight