09/25/2018- Around 400 National Guard soldiers, including some based locally, are gearing up for a deployment to Afghanistan. The soldiers are from the 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment, which is headquartered in Appleton and Clintonville and also has companies in Marinette, Green Bay, Fond du Lac, Ripon, and Waupun. Captain Joe Trovato, spokesperson for the Wisconsin National Guard says the troops will be conducting a security mission for coalition forces operating in the region. This is the Brigade’s first deployment to Afghanistan.
Pre-mobilization training for the soldiers will begin sometime this winter and the entire deployment is expected to last about a year.