Spc. Robert Lancaster, right, of Juneau, receives the Army Achievement Medal from Lt. Col. David Osborn, commander of the 3rd Battalion, 297th Infantry Alaska Army National Guard, during an awards ceremony Oct. 8 at Camp Buering, Kuwait. Lancaster is one of approximately 600 battalion soldiers preparing to return home in mid-October after a 15-month deployment. As a civilian, Lancaster works for Alaska Housing Finance Corp.
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