National Guard Squad Deployed To Afghanistan
(Springfield, IL) -- Another Illinois National Guard team is heading to Afghanistan to help NATO forces from Poland. Five soldiers left Camp Lincoln in Springfield this weekend for a support mission, similar to those performed by other Illinois National Guard contingents. The Polish troops are conducting training with Afghan forces and removing combat equipment that foreign troops are taking with them when they withdraw by the end of the year. The Illinois Guardsmen will support those efforts by the Poles.