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New Jersey national Guard troops return home after southwest Asia deployment

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JERSEY CITY, New Jersey — Some citizen soldiers are returning home to New Jersey.

Brig. Gen. Michael Cunniff will join families and friends to welcome home 30 members of the 2nd-113th Infantry Battalion in Jersey City Thursday.

The troops left the Jersey City armory on Oct. 11 for deployment providing anti-terrorism and force protection in southwest Asia.

The security forces platoon is composed of residents from northern New Jersey.

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