Not all of the 260 S.C. Guard soldiers overseas are in Afghanistan this Christmas:
- More than 130 soldiers, including 70 members of the 751st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, based in West Columbia, are in Iraq.
- Another 60 troops, members of the 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, are in Kosovo, participating in the U.N. peacekeeping mission.
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Upcoming S.C. Guard deployments to Afghanistan include:
- 1222nd Engineer Company Sapper, based in Fort Mill, will deploy 100 soldiers early 2010.
- 174th Engineer Company Mobility, based in Spartanburg, will deploy 100 soldiers early 2010.
- 1st Battalion, 178th Field Artillery, based in Georgetown, expects to mobilize with 430 troops in early spring 2010.