NJ National Guard Unit Prepares For Afghanistan Deployment

american-flagHAMMONTON – More than 100 members of the National Guard are preparing to leave for Afghanistan when the 150th Engineer Company begins a nine-month deployment Monday.

The citizen soldiers will prepare areas of the country for return to Afghan control, deconstructing U.S. military bases and building infrastructure, according to a New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs spokesperson.

The unit is made up of soldiers from 19 of New Jersey’s 21 counties.

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