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Tue May 31, 2011
KY National Guard Deployment: Operation New Dawn
By Rose Krzton-Presson
Louisville, KY – The Kentucky National Guard holds a departure ceremony this Saturday for more than 1,300 guardsmen headed to Iraq. This is the largest deployment of Kentucky National Guard soldiers since WWII. Members of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade leave after the ceremony for further training this summer before going overseas. The departure ceremony will be held in Freedom Hall in Louisville.