FRANKFORT - Maj. Gen. Donald Storm, Adjutant General for Kentucky, has announced the Kentucky Army National Guard's Headquarters Company, 206th Engineer Battalion has been mobilized in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
There will be a departure ceremony for the unit at 4 p.m., Tuesday at the Harrodsburg National Guard Armory. The 49 Kentucky Army Guard soldiers will then proceed to their mobilization station at Camp Atterbury, Ind., for several weeks of training before deployment for the Persian Gulf.
There are currently more than 800 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen mobilized in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle, or participating in peacekeeping operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo.
More than 5,000 Kentucky Guard troops have been mobilized since Sept. 11, 2001.