National Guard unit prepares for Afghanistan deployment - WSMV News 4

National Guard unit prepares for Afghanistan deployment

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Sixty members of the Tennessee National Guard begin their deployment to Afghanistan Wednesday.

The first 107th Airfield Operations Battalion will leave from the Smyrna Airport for Texas at 2 p.m.

The 107th are scheduled to travel to Fort Hood, TX, for specialized deployment training prior to departing for Afghanistan.

The battalion will be supporting multiple locations throughout Afghanistan, providing airfield services for all U.S. forces, as well as coalition, Afghan military and civilian aircraft.

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