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Guard unit prepares for deployment to Iraq

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

More than 100 members of the 138th Quartermaster Unit of the Brazil Indiana National Guard Unit are preparing to be deployed to Iraq.

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.

Although many soldiers have experience from being deployed overseas before, all of them are participating in pre-mobilization training, which includes training in land navigation, combat skills, combat life saving courses and military operations on urban terrain. They are also being updated on any new technological equipment or weapon advancements they will be using while in 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.

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We all need to continue praying for our service men & women and their safe return home ~

God Bless All of You for protecting our Country!

-- Posted by karebabe on Wed, Oct 1, 2008, at 11:35 AM

Our prayers go with you!

-- Posted by sassypants on Wed, Oct 1, 2008, at 12:00 PM

Thanks to all you women and men who who care enough about America to risk your lives for us. Make God bless you all and our support and love go out to you.


-- Posted by Tracy Jones on Wed, Oct 1, 2008, at 7:56 PM


-- Posted by Army_girl17 on Wed, Oct 1, 2008, at 8:27 PM

Thank you and God Bless you all.

-- Posted by Icareaboutbrazil on Tue, Oct 7, 2008, at 7:36 AM

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