Deployment scheduled for South Dakota National Guard soldiers being deployed to Middle East

PIERRE, S.D. — A deployment ceremony is scheduled for about 70 Soldiers with the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion on Saturday, July 27, at 2 p.m. at T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre.

Photo courtesy of the South Dakota National Guard

The public is encouraged to attend the event as the units depart for a nine month deployment to the Middle East to provide multifunctional logistics and support operations.

Planned speakers for the ceremony include Gov. Kristi Noem, Pierre Mayor Steve Harding and Maj. Gen. Jeff Marlette, SDNG adjutant general.

The unit will report to Fort Hood, Texas, to complete several weeks of theater-specific training prior to deployment overseas.

This will be the second mobilization for the 152nd CSSB since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The unit first deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2013.

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