WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Members of Michigan National Guard units based in Wyoming and Big Rapids will begin a deployment next week that will eventually take them to Afghanistan.
Company D of the 125th Infantry Regiment will hold a deployment ceremony at the Big Rapids Armory, 15900 190th Ave., at 5 p.m. Monday. Two hours later, Company C of the 125th Infantry will hold its ceremony at the Grand Valley Armory, 1200 44th St. SW, at 7 p.m. Monday.
Members of the units are among 1,200 Michigan National Guard soldiers leaving Michigan next week for training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. After time at the camp, they will head to Afghanistan to support combat operations in the Konduz Province.
Currently there are more than 750 soldiers and airmen from the Michigan Army and Air National Guard serving around the world in support of the war on terrorism.