CPT Tom Miller salutes during the playing of the National Anthem during a coming home ceremony held for Guardsmen on Friday, July 29 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
STAR PHOTO by mike nesper
After being out of the Chugiak-Eagle River area for a year, what would you miss most?
For Cody Bjorklund, a slice from Pizza Man ranks right up there with family and friends. Alaska's cold weather tops Kevan Katkus' list.
Bjorklund, a specialist with the Alaska Army National Guard B Company 1-207th Aviation, Sgt. Katkus and nearly 70 other soldiers were welcomed home Friday, July 29, from a yearlong tour in Iraq at an afternoon gathering at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
"It's nice seeing all the support from the community," Bjorklund said following the ceremony.
After returning Monday, July 25, Bjorklund was looking forward to dipnetting.
Soldiers stand at attention during the ceremony. Nearly 70 soldiers were welcomed home from a yearlong deployment at the event.
"I can't wait to go out and hike and fish," he said.