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Hundreds of cheering family members welcomed 58 Soldiers of the Georgia Army National

Guard Agribusiness Development Team 1 home from Logar Province, Afghanistan. Maj. Gen. Jim Butterworth, the Georgia Adjutant General, was present to welcome the Soldiers home.

“It is because of Soldiers like this, Families like this, that the Georgia Guard can accomplish its mission,” said Butterworth.

ADT-1 is composed of Soldiers from 48 cities and 33 counties in Georgia and North Carolina. For 12-months, the team worked with Afghan farmers to help improve agricultural practices and provide a better quality of life for the Afghan people. In the course of their deployment, ADT-1 completed 192 ground missions and 92 air missions without a single casualty. The ADT’s commander, Col. Bill Williams III, of Grayson, Ga., praised the Soldiers and Family members.