Delaware National Guard Units Prepare for Deployment in Afghanistan

Oct 19, 2012

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Two Delaware National Guard units are training for deployments to Afghanistan next year.

Lt. Col. Len Gratteri, a spokesman for the guard, tells The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., that about 150 to 175 members of the 153rd Military Police Company will leave in January for a 10-month tour of Kandahar Province. About 300 to 350 members of the 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion will deploy in April.

Both units have been training at Fort Indiantown Gap near Harrisburg, Pa.

Gratteri says next year will be busy for the guard, with the most people deployed at one time. He says no Delaware guard units are currently deployed.