Soldiers from 858th Company return home tonight

Lauren Wood | Buy at photos.djournal.com The Mississippi National Guard's 858th Horizontal Construction Company deployed last August to Afghanistan.

Lauren Wood | Buy at photos.djournal.com
The Mississippi National Guard’s 858th Horizontal Construction Company deployed last August to Afghanistan.

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Members of the 858th Engineer Company (Horizontal), which is headquartered in Calhoun City, will return home tonight after service in Afghanistan.

Approximately 150 soldiers, including about 45 from the Okolona-based Detachment 1, will arrive at Tupelo Regional Airport around 10:45 p.m.

While in Afghanistan, engineers conducted retrograde operations and base closures, and soldiers removed approximately 450 living quarters at Bagram Air Field in Regional Command (East). The 858th also transformed three forward operating bases into tactical bases for use by the Afghan National Army.