Members of BEST A24 stand next to an MRAP in Afghanistan.
200630-A-YR062-0242.JPG Photo By: Courtesy of Lt. Col. Eric Smith, Commander, BEST A24

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Members of BEST A24 stand next to an MRAP in Afghanistan. The team deployed in November 2019 and returned home in June. Their mission was part of the Illinois National Guard’s State Partnership with Poland, a partnership established in 1993. Illinois Army National Guard troops have co-deployed with Poland on every Polish rotation to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2003.


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