The Ogden-based 172nd Medical Battalion has 80 soldiers returning home Sunday morning after deploying to Iraq, Qatar and Kuwait in November.
A "Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen" ceremony for the Army Reserve soldiers is scheduled at 10 a.m. Sunday at Wahlquist Junior High, 1033 N. 1200 West in Ogden.
"While deployed, the soldiers sustained 24-hour medical warehouse operations that supported over 650 units and processed over $200 million in medical supply requests," said battalion commander Maj. Terry A. Messmer. He said the battalion excelled in cutting shipping time for medical supplies in half and completing more than 2,300 medical-equipment repairs.
"Their cumulative efforts resulted in millions of dollars of savings and ensured that coalition forces received the best medical care possible," the Messmer said.
Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen is a program that recognizes Army Reserve soldiers and family members for their service to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. During the ceremony, soldiers and family members will be presented a memento to commemorate their sacrifice and contribution to their nation by Brig. Gen. Craig Bugno, commanding general of the Second Medical Brigade, and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Ramirez.