Fort Knox soldiers prepare for deployment to Afghanistan
FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — A contingent of soldiers from Fort Knox is preparing to deploy to Afghanistan.
News outlets report a deployment ceremony was held Wednesday for 148 soldiers with the 42nd Clearance Company, which is based at the central Kentucky Army post. The soldiers will leave in a few weeks for their mission.
Army officials said the company will be deployed for nine months and will help clear roads of hazards such as bombs and provide safe travel for others.
The company’s commander, Lt. Col. Brad Morgan, told the soldiers during the ceremony to trust their training and their instincts while they are in Afghanistan.
The company has deployed twice before in support of the global war on terror. They are scheduled to return next August.