Jan 4, 2011

Colo. Guard medical unit headed to Afghanistan

The Associated Press
Posted : Monday Jan 3, 2011

MONTROSE, Colo. — Members of a medical unit in the Colorado National Guard will be spending the new year in Afghanistan.
The 928th Area Support Medical Company is based in both Denver and Montrose, and its approximately 80 members include medical professionals, educators, police officers, construction workers and college students.
Members from the Montrose area are set to leave home Monday, and the Montrose Daily Press reported that residents there plan a parade and fly over to send them off.
A departure ceremony is planned for Tuesday at Fort Carson.
Members will first head to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. for language and cultural training before deploying to Afghanistan for a year.

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