April 27, 2007

104 Virginia Guard Soldiers ordered to active duty

From Staff Sources

RICHMOND, Va. – Maj. Gen. Robert B. Newman, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, announced that 104 Soldiers of the 237th Engineer Company, Virginia Army National Guard, West Point, will enter active federal service at their home armory on July 19, 2007. The Guardsmen are currently scheduled to travel to their mobilization station, Fort McCoy, Wisc., after a short period of duty at their home armory.

These Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers are being ordered to active federal service for 13 months beginning July 19, 2007 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

This is in addition to the mobilization of 149 Guardsmen of HHC, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team that will enter active federal service on May 1, 2007; 172 Guardsmen of Company A and Company E, 429th Brigade Support Battalion that will enter active federal service on May 11, 2007; 295 Soldiers of 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry that will enter active federal service on June 8, 2007; and 597 Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry that will enter active federal service on June 23, 2007. These mobilizations were announced earlier.

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