Approximately 170 Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry Regiment based in northern Illinois are being mobilized for a one-year deployment to the Horn of Africa.
The 106th Cavalry Soldiers are comprised of troops from Illinois Army National Guard cavalry units in Kewanee, Pontiac, Dixon and Aurora. The Soldiers were mobilized in mid-June and will train at Fort Bliss, Texas for approximately six weeks before deploying for their mission in Africa.
Approximately 40 Illinois Army National Guard Cavalry Soldiers will augment the Minnesota Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment, where they will perform force protection missions across the region.
“The Soldiers of the 106th Cavalry Regiment have demonstrated their professionalism and proficiency in their tactical mission,” said Brig. Gen. Richard Neely, the Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard. “Their commitment to duty, along with the unwavering support of the entire organization and their families and civilian employers will ensure their success.”
For more information, contact the Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office at 217-761-3569 or firstname.lastname@example.org