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Approximately 95 Soldiers from the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 950th Engineer Company will deploy to Afghanistan this fall.

The Superior, Wisconsin-based unit specializes in route clearance and combating threats posed by improvised explosive devices. The 950th also has a detachment in Spooner, Wisconsin.

The unit will deploy to eastern Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Resolute Support, where it will conduct route clearance operations to find and defeat improvised explosive devices on the region’s main supply routes. The unit will be in Afghanistan during the anticipated transition from Operation Enduring Freedom to the NATO-led Operation Resolute Support. Resolute Support’s main objective will be to train, advise and assist Afghan forces after the completion of the 2014 drawdown. The 950th’s operations will be critical to U.S. efforts to move troops and equipment out of Afghanistan.

The upcoming deployment will be the unit’s first to Afghanistan. It deployed previously to Iraq in 2003 and 2010.

The Wisconsin National Guard is planning a sendoff ceremony for the unit and will announce that information as the unit’s deployment draws near.

 


 
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