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Nevada Guard’s ADT begin returning home

By ThisIsReno

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CARSON CITY – The Nevada Guard’s Agri-business Development Team is set to begin returning home from Afghanistan with the first iteration of eight Airmen tomorrow. The ADT is comprised of about 60 Airmen and Soldiers from across the state.

WHAT: Nevada’s ADT begins arriving home

WHO: Eight Nevada Air National Guard Airmen

WHERE: Near the ‘C’ security checkpoint at the Reno-Tahoe International

Airport, 2001 Plumb Lane, Reno

WHEN: Wednesday, June 22, 11:22 a.m., Continental Airlines flight number 1470

MEDIA: Welcome to attend (bring state or federal identification)

Call Maj. April Conway at (775) 287-5592 or Reno-Tahoe Public Information Officer Heidi Jared at (775) 328-6920 for assistance.

The unit is concluding a year-long deployment in Afghanistan. The team primarily worked in Logar, Wardak and Bamyan provinces helping improve the area’s agricultural techniques and farming capacities. They also worked with provincial and district level officials to develop a strategic plan for future improvements in the agricultural community.

According to the ADT, the team completed 116 major projects in more than 20 geographic districts. Nearly 10,000 Afghans received agricultural training directly from the team during its deployment.

The remainder of the unit is set to return to northern and southern Nevada within the next several days.