Monday, September 18, 2017

Illinois Army National Guard unit mobilizes for Kuwait

Illinois Army National Guard unit mobilizes for Kuwait, Metamora Herald


Sept. 24 ceremony in Springfield for the 3637th Maintenance Company
SPRINGFIELD, IL (09/18/2017) (readMedia)-- WHO:
• Illinois Army National Guard's 3637th Maintenance Company based in Springfield, Illinois

WHAT:
• A deployment ceremony is scheduled for approximately 135 Soldiers who will deploy to Kuwait this fall.
WHEN/WHERE:
Sept. 24, 2017 at 9 a.m.
• LRS Hanger at the Springfield Capital Airport, 1200 Capital Airport Drive in Springfield, Illinois.

WHY
• This is the largest single unit deployment of Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers since 2014.
• The Soldiers will train for a brief time at Fort Hood, Texas, before deploying in support of Operation Spartan Shield.
• The unit will be responsible for maintenance, including support to nearly 40 units deployed to the region.
• The unit is expected to be deployed for approximately 10 months, returning during summer 2018.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
• For more information, contact the Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office at [email protected]mail.mil or 217-761-3569

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