Del. National Guard Troops Leaving for Afghanistan - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Del. National Guard Troops Leaving for Afghanistan

Posted:

NEW CASTLE, Del. (WBOC/AP)- The Delaware National Guard is saying goodbye to 175 members deploying to Afghanistan.

The National Guard is planning a departure ceremony for 11 a.m. Thursday at the Army Aviation Support Facility at 41 Corporate Circle in New Castle. The National Guard's 153rd Military Police Company is scheduled to deploy for a 12-month tour. Their primary mission during their deployment will be to train their Afghan counterparts in security operations.

After Thursday's ceremony the group will head to New Jersey's Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for training. The group will spend four to six weeks at the base before heading to Afghanistan.

The group is relieving Montana's 44th Military Police Company.

More than 1,000 friends, family and well-wishers are expected to fill the facility for the ceremony.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • A Foul Problem: Dover Wastewater Pump Station Shuts Down

    Dover Wastewater Pump Station Shuts Down

    Feb 19, 2018 10:35 PM2018-02-20 03:35:00 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 10:47 PM EST2018-02-20 03:47:38 GMT
    DOVER, Del. --- A wastewater pump station near U.S. Route 13 in Dover suddenly shut down on Monday afternoon, prompting round-the-clock work to bring the station back to working order. Dover spokeswoman Kay Sass said the Pump Station 7, located near the HMore
    DOVER, Del. --- A wastewater pump station near U.S. Route 13 in Dover suddenly shut down on Monday afternoon, prompting round-the-clock work to bring the station back to working order. Dover spokeswoman Kay Sass said the Pump Station 7, located near the HMore
  • Delaware Police Ask For Public's Help to Find a Wanted Sex Offender

    Delaware Police Ask For Public's Help to Find a Wanted Sex Offender

    Feb 19, 2018 9:25 PM2018-02-20 02:25:00 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 9:44 PM EST2018-02-20 02:44:10 GMT
    The Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit is currently asking for the public's help to find a wanted sex offender who failed to re-register.More
    The Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit is currently asking for the public's help to find a wanted sex offender who failed to re-register.More
  • Ten Downtown Revitalization Projects Planned in Delaware

    Ten Downtown Revitalization Projects Planned in Delaware

    Feb 19, 2018 9:42 PM2018-02-20 02:42:00 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 9:42 PM EST2018-02-20 02:42:30 GMT
    Ten downtown revitalization projects in Laurel, Georgetown, Dover and Wilmington have been selected for Delaware's Downtown Development District Program rebates, with a proposed $4.3 million in rebates leveraging $53 million in total investment.More
    Ten downtown revitalization projects in Laurel, Georgetown, Dover and Wilmington have been selected for Delaware's Downtown Development District Program rebates, with a proposed $4.3 million in rebates leveraging $53 million in total investment.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices