Sunday, October 25, 2009

Soldiedrs Deployed

Three hundred members of the Vermont National Guard boarded a 747 plane for a month-long training assignment before a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Fox 44 reports that the troops left Sunday morning. In the next couple of weeks, they will be joined by 900 more Vermont soldiers in one of the biggest deployments from the green mountain state since World War II. More soldiers will leave Oct. 30 and 31. Most of them will return to Vermont for Thanksgiving. They will deploy for Afghanistan in late December.