Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner attended a deployment ceremony Sunday for the 710th Area Support Medical Company at North Riverside Armory. The company’s 19 soldiers will be departing for training at Fort Hood, Texas, before deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
Rauner thanked those who were about to be deployed and their families:
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All 19 soldiers will undergo preparations at Fort Hood, Texas before deploying for the nine month mission. The group will assist area hospitals and clinics in the Bagram, Afghanistan area and provide medical support to both U.S. and coalition forces.