Mobilization ceremony Friday for deploying Springfield National Guard troops


About 20 members of the Illinois National Guard are preparing to deploy to Afghanistan.

There will be a mobilization ceremony this Friday for the troops, from the joint force headquarters in Springfield. It will be at 3:00 p.m. at the military academy at Camp Lincoln.

The soldiers will be going to Georgia for training before going overseas. They're part of the NATO International Security Assistance Force Mission and will work directly with polish land forces, while in Afghanistan.

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