NY Guard unit heading to Afghanistan for 9 months - NEWS10 ABC: Albany, New York News, Weather, Sports

NY Guard unit heading to Afghanistan for 9 months

Posted:

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Soldiers from a New York Army National Guard battalion are on their way to Afghanistan for a nine-month tour of duty.

The Guard says 450 soldiers have been training in Mississippi and California and began heading overseas Tuesday and Wednesday.

They're part of the Utica-based 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, and come from Glenville, Gloversville, Ithaca, Morrisonville, Ogdensburg, Saranac Lake and Utica.

They join the rest of the 1,700 soldiers assigned to the Syracuse-based 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Powered by WorldNow
     
NEWS10 ABC
341 Northern Boulevard
Albany, NY 12204
+(518) 436-4822
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WTEN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.