Media Advisory: Lenoir-Based N.C. Guard Unit Celebrates Homecoming

Raleigh
What: The North Carolina National Guard’s 630th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion will host a Welcome Home Ceremony

When: Friday, Mar. 14, 4:30 p.m.

Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1385 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd., SE, Hickory

Media Contact On Site: Army Capt. Matt Boyle, office: 919-664-6829; cell: 919-215-5934

Special Instructions: Media organizations should arrive by 4:15 p.m. in order to setup equipment and identify locations to capture footage of the event. The event will last approximately one hour and North Carolina National Guard PAO will facilitate interviews with the unit at the conclusion of the event. NCNG PAO will provide high-resolution photos after the event at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ncngpao.

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N.C. National Guard Lenior-Based unit hosts Welcome Home Event

RALEIGH – The North Carolina National Guard’s 630th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion will host a Welcome Home Ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 1385 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd., SE, in Hickory, N.C. on Friday, Mar. 14, at 4:30 p.m.

The unit, composed of 50 Soldiers, returns from a deployment in support of the Multinational Observer (MFO) mission responsible for maintaining the Treaty of Peace between Egypt and Israel. The MFO is an independent international organization, specifically created to compliance of the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty of 1979. The observer mission began in 1982 and is also supported by other nations such as Canada, Australia, France, Italy and Hungary, just to name a few.

The 630th was responsible for maintaining sustainment assistance of logistical supply, finance, postal operations medical care and life support for 32 remote sites which supported MFO elements to uphold the Treaty of Peace between Egypt and Israel. Soldiers of the 630th accomplished many missions, ranging from transporting supplies well over 93,000 miles, which consisted of hauling thousands of tons of water, rations and fuel to various locations on the border of Israel and Egypt.

In addition, the unit managed a central issue facility warehouse inventory valued at $815,000 and successfully operated a finance office responsible for maintaining over $500,000 worth of U.S. currency for disbursements and other transactions. These are but just a few of the unit’s accomplishments. The 630th has been deployed numerous times; once in 1991 in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and again in 2006 to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where the unit earned a Meritorious Unit Commendation.

For media interested in attending, please contact the media POC above to RSVP.

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Contact: Capt. Matthew Boyle
Phone: (919) 664-6242

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