About 160 members of the Virginia National Guard are conducting final training for a deployment to Afghanistan.Freedom is not free....
A departure ceremony was held in Emporia on Wednesday for the members of the 1710th Transportation Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group.
It is the first Virginia National Guard unit to serve on federal active duty since July. The unit last served federal active duty in Iraq from May 2008 to February 2009.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Emporia Va. National Guard unit deploying to Afghanistan
Another unit is deploying to Afghanistan in the continuing war on terrorism. From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: