Arizona National Guard company set for deployment
PHOENIX -- The 819th Engineer Company of the Arizona Army National Guard is set for deployment to Afghanistan.
Officials said a send-off ceremony for the 100 soldiers is set for Sunday morning at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Phoenix.
The group will first head to Fort Bliss, Texas, for a month of training before heading overseas.
The 819th Company's main mission will be to clear routes while supporting coalition forces, including detecting and neutralizing unexploded bombs and improvised explosive devices.