Kentucky National Guardsmen deploy to Middle East

Published: Feb. 19, 2018 at 8:47 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 20, 2018 at 6:37 AM EST
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A departure ceremony was held Monday to send off Kentucky National Guardsmen as they deployed to the Middle East.

Soldiers of the 101st MC-PODs Airborne Division deployed to Afghanistan.

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This is the first deployment of the newly-formed detachment.

Their roles include providing headquarters with additional manpower in intelligence, operations and logistics.

Since Sept. 11, 2001, the Kentucky National Guard has mobilized more than 18,000 Soldiers and Airmen in support of the Global War on Terror.

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