August 25, 2004

Target Acquisition Detachment Soldiers ordered to active duty

BLACKSTONE, Va. - Maj. Gen. Claude Williams, the adjutant general of Virginia, announced that approximately 17 Soldiers of the 129th Target Acquisition Detachment stationed in Sandston, Va. will enter active federal service at their home armory on October 28, 2004.  The Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers are currently scheduled to travel to their mobilization station, Ft. Sill, Okla. after a short period of duty at their home armory.

The Soldiers of the 129th Target Acquisition Detachment are being ordered to active federal service for 18 months beginning October 28, 2004.  The Secretary of the Army may extend this period up to a total of 24 months based on operational needs or other requirements.  General Williams declined to speculate on what the final deployment location of the unit may be.

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