Iowa Guard Deployment

Posted on 15 September 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Nearly 400 Iowa Army National Guard soldiers are being mobilized for duty overseas.  The soldiers are members of the 248th Aviation Support Battalion and are based in Boone, Davenport, Muscatine and Waterloo.  Iowa National Guard spokesman, Col. Gregory Hapgood Jr., says it will be the largest single-unit deployment for the Iowa National Guard since 2010.

Community Send-off Ceremonies are planned for Friday, September 29th:


Boone: Detachment 1, Headquarters Support Company and Company B: approximately 180 soldiers will be honored at 5 p.m. in the Boone High School gym, 500 7th St.,

Waterloo: Company A and Detachment 3, Company B: approximately 105 soldiers will be honored at 2 p.m. in the University of Northern Iowa West Gym, 2501 Minnesota St., UNI Campus, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Muscatine: Detachment 1, Company A: approximately 30 soldiers will be honored at  10 a.m. in the Iowa National Guard Readiness Center, 5801 Grandview Ave.

Davenport: Headquarters Support Company and Detachment 4, Company B: approximately 75 soldiers will be honored at 10 a.m. in the Davenport Army Aviation Support Facility, 9650 N. Harrison St.



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