The men and women of the 1432nd Engineering Company are coming home on Thursday. They've been on deployment for nearly ten months in Afghanistan.
The 170 soldiers arrive in the U.P. Thursday afternoon at Sawyer International Airport and immediately get on buses headed for Kingsford. If everything is on time, they'll hit the road at 3:30 p.m. E astern time.
They'll take M-553 to County Road 480, County Road 480 to M-35, and M-35 to US-41, then M-95 into Kingsford.
They have a welcome home ceremony scheduled for 6 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Central time, at Kingsford High School.
The ceremony is their last official act, and at the end, they'll be reunited with their families. The public is welcome.