SPOONER — A Wisconsin
National Guard unit based in Spooner will deploy to the
Middle East this fall.
About 150 soldiers from the
829th Engineer Company, which has a detachment in Ashland,
will mobilize as a construction unit in support of an
engineer battalion from Indiana.
The Journal Sentinel says
the 829th deployed to Afghanistan in 2013-2014 and twice
to Iraq in 2009-2010 and 2003-2004.
About 400 soldiers in the
2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry are in Afghanistan. Another
400 from the 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry mobilized this
summer for deployment to Afghanistan. Also, 250 airmen
from the 115th Fighter Wing based in Madison deployed to
the region in July.