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Brazil Guard latest to be affected by prospects of war

Thursday, February 13, 2003

Indiana National Guard Company B, 38th Main Support Battalion in Brazil has been put on ALERT STATUS.

Alert Status means the volunteer soldiers will be serving their country either at home or abroad. It is not known where or when they will be deployed.

No more information has been released as of press time.

Meanwhile, some members of the Indiana Air National Guard's 181st Fighter Wing, located at Terre Haute International Airport-Hulman Field, have been mobilized at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

The 181st Fighter Wing members deployed Jan. 30 to patrol the no-fly zone over northern Iraq in support of the United Nations' mission known as Operation Northern Watch.

As of Wednesday, the Wing had not received any information about how long members may be deployed. Typical active duty Air Force deployments to Operation Northern Watch last 90-179 days. But, the partial mobilization order, issued by President Bush, could mean that Guard members might remain on active duty for up to 24 months.

A partial mobilization occurs in a time of national emergency declared by the President, when any member may be ordered to active duty without their consent for up to 24 months, according to information provided by the Air Force.

Not more than one million members may be on active duty at any one time under partial mobilization.

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