Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers Prepare for Deployment

Shane Iverson, KYUK – Bethel

Alaska Army National Guard soldiers from across the state will be deploying to Iraq next week.

Soldiers of Bravo company will be deployed for a year-long tour of duty.  The deploying soldiers hail from Anchorage, Eagle River, Wasilla, Fairbanks, Bethel, Juneau, Haines, Quinhagak and Kenai.

The deployment will consist of about six soldiers from the YK delta which are part of the Bravo company.

A Departure Ceremony is scheduled for Monday at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson at 3 pm.

From there soldiers will head to Texas for pre-mobilization and validation training before leaving for Iraq.

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