Comment
0
Tweet
1
Print
RSS Feeds

Sandstorm delays return of Va. soldiers from Kuwait

Wednesday - 3/21/2012, 9:14am  ET

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - A sandstorm has delayed the homecoming of about 80 Fort Eustis soldiers who have completed a one-year deployment in Kuwait.

The soldiers with the 7th Sustainment Brigade's 6th Transportation Battalion were scheduled to return Monday. The homecoming ceremony is now scheduled for 1:50 p.m. Thursday, weather permitting.

The Army tells media outlets that air transportation is grounded because of the sandstorm in Kuwait.

The soldiers distributed supplies to forces withdrawing from Iraq.


(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Tags: fort eustisarmykuwait