The last large group of 55 guard members recently returned from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Major General Daryl Bohac, Nebraska adjutant general, says the next large-scale deployment is scheduled for October.
“That will be, primarily, members of the Nebraska Air National Guard. Somewhat over 300 will be deployed, ultimately, back into the Middle East,” Bohac tells Nebraska Radio Network. “The next Army National Guard deployment for Nebraska will be in January. It’ll be a group of Army Aviation folks, the Chinooks, will deploy back to the Middle East as well.”
He says the last peak deployment was 2010-11 with about 1,000 members serving overseas.
Those who will be deployed in October and January already have their orders, so they can prepare for the transition to active duty.
“That predictability is really important, not only for the soldiers and airmen, obviously, but for families and employers and any soldier/airman that’s going to college or school, so they can adjust,” Bohac explains.
AUDIO: Mike Loizzo reports [:42]