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829th Engineer Company back on U.S. soil

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Soldiers and family members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 829th Engineer Company have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving as the unit landed safely on U.S. soil Nov. 25 after a six-month deployment to Afghanistan.

The 160-Soldier unit returned to Fort Bliss, Texas, where it will go through the de-mobilization process before returning to Wisconsin.

"It was a wonderful feeling," said Staff Sgt. Nicole Pingel, of Ashland, Wisconsin. "It really was. Just to walk off that plane is one of those feelings…it's awesome."

The unit, headquartered out of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, left the Badger State in early April before mobilizing at Fort Bliss enroute to Afghanistan.

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