Madison
67° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Advertisement

80 Wis. National Guard troops ready for deployment

Published On: Dec 02 2012 03:20:42 AM CST
PLYMOUTH, Wis. -

Eighty Wisconsin National Guard soldiers are ready to ship out for a nine-month mission in Afghanistan.

A WLUK-TV report said dozens of well-wishers gathered in Sheboygan County on Saturday to give the soldiers a rousing send-off.

The soldiers are with the Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery based in Plymouth. They leave Monday for about six weeks of training at Fort Bliss, Texas, before heading overseas.

Sgt. Ernaldo Guerrero said he's ready to do what he's been trained for.

While he and other soldiers said they're excited, family members said they're already anxious for their loved ones' return.

Amanda Medina gave birth three months ago, and said her husband is about to leave for his third deployment. She said she'll try to handle things day by day.

Advertisement
  • Pollution, smoke stacks

    Reuters

    Climate change: By the numbers

    Climate change will be front and center at this week's United Nations Climate Summit. Here's a look at climate change by the numbers.

  • Cruise missile strikes against ISIS, Syria

    CNN

    Timeline: Unrest in Syria

    The U.S. and several Arab nations have begun airstrikes in Syria -- the latest chapter in a bloody civil war. Learn about the major events in the country's tumultuous uprising.

  • Education school students desks

    States with the most/least homeless students

    U.S. public schools enrolled a record 1.3 million homeless students in 2012-13, up 8 percent from the previous year. Take a look at states with the most - and least - homeless students.

Advertisement