Illinois National Guard Soldiers Deploy to Mongolia
Some members of the Illinois National Guard will soon travel to Mongolia. A deployment ceremony was held at the Rock Island Arsenal on Sunday for five soldiers who are members of the Security Force Assistance Brigade.
The goal of the Brigade is to conduct training, advising, and assisting allied and partner nations. This unit will focus on logistics training.
This is the first time soldiers from the Illinois National Guard's Security Force Assistance Brigade has deployed overseas.
The group will be led by Captain Cameron Worley, from Peoria.
They will first train in Texas, and then travel to Washington before deploying to Mongolia. This is a six month deployment.