Soldiers to present UGA with flag flown at base

ATHENS — Members of the Georgia National Guard plan to visit the University of Georgia to present a university flag that was flown over their base in Afghanistan.

The Guard's Agribusiness Development Team plans to present the flag on Monday to faculty from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences with a UGA flag that was flown over the team's base in Logar Province.

The team is made up of citizen-soldiers from across Georgia who are part of the 201st Regional Support Group based in Augusta. They served in Afghanistan for about a year and returned home last month. They helped Afghans develop more productive farming practices and new markets for their produce.

Soldiers from the unit trained with faculty from the college at UGA's Athens campus in February 2011.