First half of ‘Guardian Angel’ battalion returns to Wisconsin

Approximately 190 Soldiers from the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment returned to Wisconsin Friday.

The unit’s 400 or so soldiers were deployed to Afghanistan for about a year.

“The 127th Infantry is the first National Guard battalion to partner with an Army security force assistance brigade, serving in a “guardian angel” role by providing force protection for countless engagements between Army advisors and other coalition forces, contractors and Afghan troops,” according to a release from the Wisconsin National Guard.

“The guardian angel mission aimed to reduce insider threats by being with the Army advisors as they conducted their training. The Soldiers of the 127th monitored body language and posture among those involved in the training event to detect if a threat was imminent.”

The rest of the battalion arrived in the United States a week ago.

They will return to Wisconsin in the next week after completing post-deployment requirements at Fort Bliss, Texas.

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