Due to efforts to protect families of deployed servicemen, the names or number of the service personnel or specific details of their deployment will not be released at this time.
However, Indiana National Guard 1st Sgt. Neal Stough recently told The Brazil Times the hometown unit is always ready to go within a moment's notice.
This is not the first time the "Road Warrior" soldiers of the 138th Quartermaster Company have been ordered into active duty in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Deployed on Oct. 8, 2006, the motorized transportation unit logged more than a half-a-million miles as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom before they returned to the states on Sept. 25, 2007.
On July 14, several of the unit's soldiers were transferred to fill vacant positions in another company that was preparing for deployment to Iraq.
On Sept. 6, the unit's activated soldiers arrived at Camp Atterbury, Edinburgh, Ind., for active duty and training for deployment. The group has been working to correct any logistical or administrative issues or paperwork problems individual soldiers might have before leaving for Iraq.
While stationed in Iraq, the unit will receive, store, issue and transport supplies in an effort to support other units deployed throughout Iraq.
Further information is unavailable because of national security reasons.