175 Mass. Soldiers Shipping Out to Iraq

Army National Guard Aviators Prepare for Deployment to Iraq

BOURNE, Mass. – A ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 12th at 11a.m. at Army Aviation Support Facility, Camp Edwards, to honor 175 Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, Massachusetts National Guard. The Soldiers will deploy overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The unit's mission will be to provide aviation support to missions, senior leadership transportation and battlefield circulation throughout the entire Iraqi area of operations.

Please join families and friends of these citizen-soldiers and the Massachusetts National Guard in bidding the Soldiers farewell as they continue the Massachusetts National Guard's proud 373 year tradition of service to the American people.