NEW CASTLE, Delaware — Members of a Delaware Army National Guard unit are deploying to Kuwait to support U.S. military operations in Afghanistan.
Gov. Jack Markell and U.S. Sen. Tom Carper were among the officials scheduled to be on hand Friday for the send-off of about 70 members of the 3-238th General Support Aviation Battalion.
The 238th, headquartered in New Castle, is scheduled for a yearlong deployment. Battalion members will report first to Fort Hood, Texas, for training.
The battalion provides command, control and communications flights and air movement of troops, supplies and equipment.
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