Will Fort Mill Guard unit be called up soon?

FORT MILL - An Army National Guard unit from Fort Mill is on alert for a potential deployment overseas.

A spokesman for the South Carolina National Guard says the 105 soldiers with the 1222nd Engineer Company could be in line for a potential deployment to Afghanistan.

The unit specializes in construction and bomb disposal.

Guard spokesman Col. Pete Brooks says no decision has been made to activate the unit for any specific deployment. He says the unit is making sure it is prepared in the event a training order is issued.

The decision comes as President Obama is considering military recommendations on changing current troop levels in Afghanistan.