National Guard Unit Heading For Afghanistan
September 17, 2013 — (AP) — About 130 members of a regional Indiana National Guard unit are heading for a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.
The 1638th Transportation Company based in Remington holds a departure ceremony Tuesday at Tri-County High School. National Guard Captain Jessica Halladay says the unit will be hauling equipment and supplies while providing security for convoys.
Captain Halladay says the soldiers will train for a month at Fort Hood, Texas before departing for Afghanistan. This will be the third deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan for some members of the Remington unit.