Kentucky Army National Guard Public Affairs Office
Kentucky Army National Guard Bardstown unit mobilized for Operation Iraqi Freedom

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, October 04, 2006  
Contact Information:  Dave Altom 502-607-1562; cell 502-229-3227  


BARDSTOWN, Ky.–  Kentucky Army National Guard officials will hold a departure ceremony in honor of the following unit:

 

WHO:              Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery (167 soldiers)WHAT:             Departure ceremony
WHEN:            1 p.m, Oct. 5, 2006
WHERE:           Nelson County High School Gymnasium, 1070 Bloomfield Rd., 
                        Bardstown, KY 40004

The public is invited to this event.

The unit will depart Friday morning at for their mobilization station at Fort Dix, New Jersey, where they will under go several weeks of training prior to deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The soldiers of Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery will be tasked with providing convoy security and force protection while stationed in Iraq.

This is the first overseas deployment for Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery since serving a tour of duty from 1968-1969 in Vietnam.  The unit also supported the post security mission at Fort Campbell, Ky., in 2003. 

MEDIA ACCESS:  Journalists are encouraged to arrive early at this event in order to line up interviews with soldiers and their families. 

 

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

1.  FOR ACCURACY, THE PROPER NAMES OF THE AFFECTED UNITS ARE INDICATED ABOVE IN BOLD PRINT AND UNDERLINED.

2..  The term "weekend warrior" is considered archaic and inappropriate when describing the soldiers and airmen of the National Guard. Proper terminology (per the Associated Press Stylebook) includes: "National Guard," "Air National Guard," "Army National Guard," "Kentucky National Guard," the "Guard," "National Guard troops," "National Guardsman," or when alone, "guardsman." Also accurate are "soldier" and "troops."