More Local Guard Members to Mobilize for Iraq

OCTOBER 25, 2004 - Posted at 1:44 p.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas National Guard says 30 members of its 392nd Chemical Company will be mobilized for deployment to Iraq.

The soldiers, attached to the 90th Regional Readiness Command, will replace other members of the 392nd who previously deployed to Iraq.  The unit includes soldiers from Jonesboro, Little Rock and Russellville.

The soldiers will leave for Fort Polk, Louisiana, on November 19.  The unit is scheduled to train at that base for two months before heading to Iraq.

While in Iraq, the soldiers will be charged with detecting and identifiying chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear contamination sites.

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