Soldiers from Camp Lincoln to deploy to Afghanistan as part of drawdown


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SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — About a dozen Illinois National Guard soldiers from Camp Lincoln are headed to Afghanistan to help with the withdrawal of U.S. troops.

The unit is deploying for about nine months as part of Operation Resolute Support. The soldiers will briefly train in Texas before heading to Afghanistan, where they will help with logistics and the drawdown of U.S. forces.

A deployment ceremony is scheduled for Feb. 17 at Camp Lincoln.

The soldiers are a part of the 232nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, which is based in Springfield. Camp Lincoln is home to the Illinois National Guard headquarters and the Illinois National Guard Military Academy.


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