• Sgt. 1st Class Kevin D. Rogers, Detachment 21, Deployable Command Post 2, 412th Theater Engineer Command, accepts his Welcome Home Warrior Citizen award from Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Flubacher, TEC's senior enlisted leader, during the detachment's Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen ceremony, Camp Shelby, Miss., Apr. 3, 2012.

    Sgt. 1st Class Kevin D. Rogers, Detachment 21...

    Sgt. 1st Class Kevin D. Rogers, Detachment 21, Deployable Command Post 2, 412th Theater Engineer Command, accepts his Welcome Home Warrior Citizen award from Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Flubacher, TEC's senior enlisted leader, during the detachment's...

  • Staff Sgt. Travis W. Donmoyer, Detachment 21, Deployable Command Post 2, 412th Theater Engineer Command, accepts the Warrior-Citizen Certificate from Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler Jr., commander of 412th TEC during the detachment's welcome home ceremony at Camp Shelby, Miss., Apr. 3, 2012. Twenty five Soldiers received certificates, while 14 others who deployed for the first time received Welcome Home Warrior Citizen awards. The returning Soldiers spent nearly a year in Afghanistan overseeing U.S. forces conducting all engineer operations.

    Staff Sgt. Travis W. Donmoyer, Detachment 21...

    Staff Sgt. Travis W. Donmoyer, Detachment 21, Deployable Command Post 2, 412th Theater Engineer Command, accepts the Warrior-Citizen Certificate from Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler Jr., commander of 412th TEC during the detachment's welcome home ceremony...

  • Members of Detachment 21, Deployable Command Post 2, 412th Theater Engineer Command, during the unit's Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen ceremony, Camp Shelby Miss., April 3, 2012. DCP 2 spent approximately one year in Afghanistan. The returning Soldiers spent nearly a year in Afghanistan overseeing U.S. forces conducting all engineer operations.

    Members of Detachment 21, Deployable Command...

    Members of Detachment 21, Deployable Command Post 2, 412th Theater Engineer Command, during the unit's Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen ceremony, Camp Shelby Miss., April 3, 2012. DCP 2 spent approximately one year in Afghanistan. The returning Soldiers...

  • Spc. Ross P Rhett, 412th Theater Engineer Command, Detachment 21, Deployable Command Post 2, accepts his Welcome Home Warrior Citizen award from Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler Jr., commander 412th TEC during the detachment's Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen ceremony, Camp Shelby Miss., April 3, 2012. The award is made up of a personalized, encased American flag, a yellow Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen flag, an Army Reserve Soldier lapel set and a specially designed commemorative coin. The returning Soldiers spent nearly a year in Afghanistan overseeing U.S. forces conducting all engineer operations.

    Spc. Ross P Rhett, 412th Theater Engineer...

    Spc. Ross P Rhett, 412th Theater Engineer Command, Detachment 21, Deployable Command Post 2, accepts his Welcome Home Warrior Citizen award from Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler Jr., commander 412th TEC during the detachment's Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen...

  • Spc. Ralph W. Comans, Detachment 21, Deployable Command Post 2, 412th Theater Engineer Command, accepts his Welcome Home Warrior Citizen award from Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler Jr., commander 412th TEC during the detachment's Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen ceremony, Camp Shelby, Miss., Apr. 3, 2012.

    Spc. Ralph W. Comans, Detachment 21, Deployable...

    Spc. Ralph W. Comans, Detachment 21, Deployable Command Post 2, 412th Theater Engineer Command, accepts his Welcome Home Warrior Citizen award from Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler Jr., commander 412th TEC during the detachment's Welcome Home...

  • Sgt. Paul E. Henson, Detachment 21, Deployable Command Post 2, 412th Theater Engineer Command, accepts his Welcome Home Warrior Citizen award from Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Flubacher, TEC's senior enlisted leader, during the detachment's Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen ceremony, Camp Shelby, Miss., Apr. 3, 2012.

    Sgt. Paul E. Henson, Detachment 21, Deployable...

    Sgt. Paul E. Henson, Detachment 21, Deployable Command Post 2, 412th Theater Engineer Command, accepts his Welcome Home Warrior Citizen award from Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Flubacher, TEC's senior enlisted leader, during the detachment's Welcome Home...

  • Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler Jr. (left), commander of 412th Theater Engineer Command, administers the reenlistment oath to Staff Sgt. Robert Nelson Jr., Detachment 21, Deployable Command Post 2, following the detachment's welcome home ceremony at Camp Shelby, Miss., Apr. 3, 2012. Det 21 spent nearly a year in Afghanistan overseeing U.S. forces conducting all engineer operations.

    Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler Jr. (left)...

    Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler Jr. (left), commander of 412th Theater Engineer Command, administers the reenlistment oath to Staff Sgt. Robert Nelson Jr., Detachment 21, Deployable Command Post 2, following the detachment's welcome home ceremony at Camp...

  • Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler Jr. (left), commander of 412th Theater Engineer Command, congratulates Staff Sgt. Robert Nelson Jr., of Detachment 21, Deployable Command Post 2, after Buckler administered the oath of reenlistment to Nelson following the detachment's welcome home ceremony at Camp Shelby, Miss., Apr. 3, 2012.  Det 21 spent nearly a year in Afghanistan overseeing U.S. forces conducting all engineer operations.

    Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler Jr. (left)...

    Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler Jr. (left), commander of 412th Theater Engineer Command, congratulates Staff Sgt. Robert Nelson Jr., of Detachment 21, Deployable Command Post 2, after Buckler administered the oath of reenlistment to Nelson following the...

CAMP SHELBY, Miss. - Family members and military and community leaders from Vicksburg and Hattiesburg, Miss., honored Army Reserve Soldiers of Detachment 21, Deployable Command Post 2, 412th Theater Engineer Command, with a welcome home ceremony Apr. 3, 2012.

Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler Jr., commander of 412th TEC, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Flubacher, the TEC's senior enlisted leader, presented Warrior-Citizen awards to 14 of the returning Soldiers. The award consisted of a personalized, encased American flag, a yellow Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen flag, an Army Reserve Soldier lapel set and a specially designed commemorative coin.

Congress and former President George W. Bush established the Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen Award Program in 2004 specifically for Army Reserve Soldiers returning home from overseas service.

Twenty five other Soldiers who previously deployed received Warrior-Citizen Certificates of Appreciation during the ceremony from Buckler and Flubacher.

Buckler also administered the oath of reenlistment to Staff Sgt. Robert Nelson Jr., following the ceremony.

The detachment, led by Col. Craig Sanders of Lititz, Penn., and Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, Sgt. Maj. Terry New of Vicksburg, landed at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, Gulfport, Miss., Mar. 31, 2012, after spending nearly a year in Afghanistan overseeing U.S. Forces conducting engineer operations.

Dignitaries at the event included Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield, Assistant to the Mayor-Hattiesburg John Brown, Army Reserve Ambassador Stanley Reeves and Brig. Gen. Johnny M. Sellers, commander of 168th Engineer Brigade.

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