YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Yankton- and Watertown-based National Guard units will be deployed to Europe this winter for a noncombat training operation.

The Yankton-based 1-147th Bravo Battery field artillery battalion and its supporting Watertown-based 147th Forward Support Company will be mobilized in December for eight months.

The deployment affects about 115 soldiers. They'll get final training at Fort Bliss in Texas before heading overseas, where they'll take part in multinational exercises.