NCNG's 514th Military Police Return from Afghanistan

GREENVILLE

Army Pfc. Olivia Vazquez enjoys a special moment with her family as she and her fellow soldiers from the North Carolina National Guard's 514th Military Police Company are welcomed home May 18.

The unit's 120 soldiers flew into Pitt-Greenville Airport and reunited with friends, families and loved ones after being deployed in Afghanistan for nearly a year. The 514th was responsible for assisting in the training of Afghan uniformed police and convoy security missions all over the country.

NCNG Army Capt. Leland Pearson(Left)  Army Capt. Leland Pearson, commander of the North Carolina National Guard's 514th Military Police Company, prepares his soldiers before they marched in formation to their Readiness Center a short distance away, May 18. 

(Right)  A member of the Pitt County Sheriff's Department, along with other onlookers, applaud as the N.C. National Guard's 514th Military Police Company, march from into their Readiness Center.

(National Guard photos by Army Capt. Rick Scoggins, N.C. National Guard Public Affairs Office)

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Contact: Capt. Rick Scoggins
Phone: (919) 664-6242

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