3 Guam Army Reservists Coming Home After 1 Year Deployment


Guam – Three Guam Army Reservists from the 9th Mission Support Command arrived in Hawaii last night [Sunday] after a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  

[Caption: Brig. Gen. Michele G. Compton, the commanding general of the 9th Mission Support Command, presents Spc. Charles Santos of Guam with her Commander’s Coin of Excellence]

The Guam Reservists are Specialist (Spc.) Charles Santos, Spc. Roby Jay Aguon Reyes, and Sergeant (Sgt.) Wesley Jim Bunn.

They were deployed with the Hawaii Army National Guard’s 230th Engineer Company and have been on active duty for the past year.

The Guam soldiers trained at Schofield Barracks prior to deploying to Regional Command East, Afghanistan, where they were responsible for numerous building projects that included: huts, outposts, Morale and Welfare facilities, latrines, aid stations, battle positions and more. Some of the last work they completed was preparing structures for the cold weather.

The Soldiers arrived in Hawaii around midnight Hawaii time and there was a short welcome home ceremony around 2 am.

The Soldiers were given a three day pass in Hawaii.

On Thursday, Guam time, the soldiers will begin out processing and they should be back on Guam within the next 2 weeks.