January 27, 2012

National Guard send-off Sunday, January 29th, 2:00pm

It wasn't that long ago that Army National Guard Company D, of the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, was deployed from the Ithaca Armory on Hanshaw Road, and now they're heading out again:

The soldiers going to Kuwait are expected to deploy in April.

The soldiers expect to be on federal active duty for up to 12 months, but the Army continues to review and reduce forces needed overseas. Some soldiers may be released sooner than the one-year deployment timeline if the Army makes further changes to the mission.

Current plans call for the New York Army National Guard to deploy to Kuwait soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, which is headquartered in Utica and has elements in Morrisonville, Ogdensburg, Saranac Lake, Gloversville, Glenville, Geneseo, Ithaca, and Leeds with additional Soldiers volunteering from New York City and Long Island.

They'll be holding a ceremony at the Armory this Sunday, January 29th, at 2:00pm to honor their members as they set off. (The Ithaca Armory is at 1765 Hanshaw Road, accessible from Abbott Road on the south side of the Route 13 / Hanshaw Road intersection.)

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