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NY National Guard unit readying for Afghan tour

NY National Guard unit readying for Afghan tour

Feb 26, 2018 - 12:46

KABUL (Pajhwok): Nineteen soldiers from the New York Army National Guard and their families are getting ready for a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

A mobilisation ceremony was held on Sunday for the 19 soldiers assigned to the 501st Ordnance Battalion at the Scotia Glenville Armed Force Reserve Center, a media report said.

The battalion would control and support several companies responsible for disposing of bombs or improvised explosive devices, Maj. Robert Crudeen, the unit leader, was quoted as saying.

Before the battalion’s deployment to Bagram, according to Union Times, it will head to Fort Bliss in Texas for additional training. “It’s a good opportunity to practice and put to use the skills we have,” Crudeen said.

PAN Monitor/mud