Rapid City-based Guard unit deploying to Middle East

June 11, 2018

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota National Guard unit is deploying to the Middle East.

A send-off ceremony was held Friday for 26 members of Detachment 1, Company B of the 935th Aviation Support Battalion. They’ll be providing aviation maintenance and support for the Army.

The soldiers will go through several weeks of final training at Fort Hood, Texas, before heading overseas.

The unit also served in the Middle East once before, during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2012 and 2013.

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