More SC Guard units to deploy to Kosovo today

July 8, 2012 

Departure ceremonies have been set for six S.C. National Guard units schedule to deploy to Kosovo.

The units will leave this weekend and next for the 12-month deployment.

Their mission is to conduct peacekeeping operations for Multinational Battle Group East.

The 500-member S.C. Guard contingent will join soldiers from nine other states to support the mission.

The departure ceremonies are:

--Headquarters and Headquarters Command, 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall, The Citadel, Charleston, Saturday at 2 p.m.

--132nd Military Police Company, West Columbia Armory, Platt Springs Road, Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

--Co. B 1-118th Combined Arms Battalion, Peach Festival, Gaffney, July 14 at 10 a.m.

--Headquarters and Headquarters Command, Cos. C&D 1-118th Combined Arms Brigade, Union County High School, 1163 Lakeside Drive, Union, July 14 at 1 p.m.

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