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Iowa National Guard Mobilized

By • Oct 19th, 2009 • Category: Comings & Goings, Guard/Reserve Issues

By The Associated Press The Iowa National Guard is getting ready for what could be it’s largest call-up of a single unit for an overseas deployment since World War II. Guard spokesman Maj. Michael Wunn says troops from the 2nd Brigade of the 34th Infantry Division, which has about 3,500 soldiers, were alerted over the […]

Oregon Airmen Headed to Afghanistan

By • Sep 22nd, 2009 • Category: Comings & Goings

By Stuart Tomlinson / The Oregonian Seventy-two soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 168 Aviation detachments of the Oregon National Guard will deploy to Afghanistan next spring, the Oregon Military Department said today. Capt. Stephen Bomar, an Oregon National Guard spokesman, said soldiers in B, D and E companies within the battalion will report to Ft. […]

Minnesota Soldiers Leave for Afghanistan

By • Sep 1st, 2009 • Category: Comings & Goings

Monday at 1 p.m., 130 Minnesota soldiers began their mission to Afghanistan — at a time when top military leaders are questioning the war strategy in that country. The top commander in Afghanistan sent his 60 day strategic review of the war in Afghanistan to central command. It reportedly outlines why the current war strategy […]

3,500 Troops Deploy From Fort Riley

By • Aug 25th, 2009 • Category: Comings & Goings

About 3,500 troops participated in a deployment ceremony at Fort Riley on Thursday. The troops are headed to Northern Iraq over the next two weeks and will assist with security forces in Iraq. The deployment is planned for a year. Family members say electronic communication and support groups at Fort Riley helps them deal with […]

TX Army Reservists Leave For Afghanistan

By • Aug 25th, 2009 • Category: Comings & Goings

Dozens of families gathered at NAS Corpus Christi to say goodbye to members of the 453rd Cargo Transfer Company. The Army Reservists left Monday morning on a bus headed to Houston. From there, it’s on to Afghanistan. There were last minute pictures and hugs as the reservists boarded the bus. Many of them are leaving […]

RI Guard Headed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait & Cuba

By • Aug 25th, 2009 • Category: Comings & Goings

Soldiers in the Rhode Island National Guard will be deploying in increased numbers to Iraq and Afghanistan. Maj. Gen. Robert Bray said the round of upcoming deployments will involve almost 800 soldiers. Besides Iraq and Afghanistan, some will be sent to Kuwait and the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The deployments will begin soon […]

7,000 Fort Bragg Troops Deploy

By • Aug 25th, 2009 • Category: Comings & Goings

Capt. Lacey Johnson likes the restaurants of Fayetteville and Spring Lake – she can tick off lots of favorites – but she loves the pet services that are available locally to take care of her calico cat. “I don’t have children,” she said. “The biggest thing for me is my pets.” The 25-year-old military intelligence […]

Illinois Army Reserve Troops Leave for Iraq

By • Aug 25th, 2009 • Category: Comings & Goings

An Army reserve unit based in suburban Forest Park was set to deploy Monday for a year-long mission to Iraq. Members of the 318th Public Affairs Operations center gathered with their families for a pre-deployment event Sunday. This is the unit’s second deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Troops will be at the press […]

Indiana National Guard Deploys to Afghanistan

By • Aug 12th, 2009 • Category: Comings & Goings

An event that hasn’t happened since World War II is making history in Indiana as an Indiana National Guard combat division is deployed to Afghanistan. A send off ceremony was held Tuesday for the 38th Infantry Division “Task Force Cyclone” at the division’s headquarters in Columbus. It’s the first combat deployment from the headquarters in […]

New Jersey Guard Comes Home

By • Jul 7th, 2009 • Category: Comings & Goings

By Barbara Rothschild / Courier-Post After the fireworks of July Fourth, South Jersey was the setting for a very special parade on Sunday. To celebrate the recent return of New Jersey National Guard members who had been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan — the largest deployment of the state National Guard since World War II […]

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