About 50 members of the Nebraska Air National Guard will deploy to the Middle East on Monday.
The Guard personnel are members of the 155th Air Refueling Wing. It will be a six-month deployment.
A private ceremony for family and friends has been planned for Monday afternoon at the Nebraska National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Lincoln.
The airmen and women come from the 155th Security Forces Squadron, the 155th Force Support Squadron and 155th Civil Engineer Squadron. They are based in Lincoln.
The 155th Operations Group deploys afterward for a one-month mission.