The Delaware National Guard (DNG) held a deployment ceremony for more than 50 Delaware Army National Guardsmen this morning, Sunday, August 9, at the Army Aviation Support Facility in New Castle.
The Citizen Soldiers, assigned to A & D Companies, 238th Aviation Regiment, are scheduled to deploy to Kosovo in support of North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s KFOR mission, an ongoing peace-support operation in the region since 1999.
Soldiers and their family members, along with DNG Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Michael Berry and elected officials attended the event to see the service members off before they leave, later this month.
“This is a unique event, for our Delaware National Guard,” Berry said, speaking about the current COVID-19 conditions. “We certainly appreciate our family members and friends, as we recognize the dedication and sacrifice of our men and women in the 238th as they begin their deployment in support of the Kosovo mission.”
The deploying Guardsmen will be providing UH-60 Blackhawk transport for VIPs and troops, as well as personnel to ensure the helicopters are maintained.