Monticello 257th Military Police Company returns to U.S. soil, homecoming anticipated

Monticello’s 257th Military Police Company is getting ready for a happy homecoming.

The unit is currently at Fort Bliss, Texas, completing its demobilization process after arriving Saturday night.

The unit’s status was confirmed Monday afternoon by Maj. Kristen Auge, Minnesota National Guard deputy director of public affairs.

Typically, the demobilization process takes about 10 days, Auge said. She could not confirm the exact date the unit would be returning to Monticello.

The 257th Military Police Company partnered with the Afghan National Army to support operations in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom during its recent overseas deployment.

The Monticello Times will continue to update the Monticello’s 257th Military Police Company’s status when more information becomes available.