Two South Dakota Guard Units Ready to Deploy
Members of the G's 114th Fighter Wing will be honored at an Activation Ceremony this Sunday (April 2) at 1:00 PM at Joe Foss Field.
The 114th Fighter Wing will deploy more than 100 Airmen to several different locations around the world as part of a Reserve Component Period deployment supporting various operations throughout U.S. Central Command and U.S. Africa Command.
The second unit with orders, soldiers from the South Dakota Army National Guard's Company C, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment in Rapid City have received a mobilization order for a yearlong deployment to Kuwait beginning in October.
The unit will report to Fort Hood, Texas, to complete several weeks of theater-specific training prior to deployment overseas.
This will be the third mobilization for the unit which deployed to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn from 2011-2012 and supported peacekeeping operations in Kosovo from 2008-2009.