Community Send Off

(JOHNSTON)–A send-off ceremony for Troop C of the Iowa Army National Guard is planned in Le Mars this (Thursday) morning.

About 28-hundred members of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team will report to mobilization at Camp Shelby, Mississippi for more training before a mission in Afghanistan. 

The 2nd Brigade has been ordered to active duty under a partial mobilization call up . Guard officials say the mission is to provide full-spectrum operations in combat, support for the Afghan National Army and Police units and assistance to humanitarian relief efforts. 

Troop C, First Squadron of the 113th Cavalry, with about 80 soldiers, will have a sendoff today (Thursday) at 9 am at Le Mars Community High School. The community is invited to attend. 

A Community send-off is also planned in Sioux City for about 170 solders of Headquarters, and Headquarters Troop , 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry, and Company D, 334h Brigade Support Battalion at 10:30 a.m. at Sioux City North High School.