EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana National Guard members could find themselves
returning to Iraq next year four years after returning home.
Lt. Col. Mark Weaver tells the Evansville Courier & Press that the 76th
Infantry Brigade has received a Notification of Sourcing that is the first
step toward an official mobilization notice.
Staff Sgt. Les Newport of the Guard’s public affairs office says about 3,400
members of the brigade were deployed to Iraq in 2008. It was part of the
largest deployment of National Guard troops from Indiana since World War II.
Weaver says the unit has increased its training recently in preparation for
a possible deployment as part of Operation New Dawn.