Monday 18 Nov 2019

Community Bids Farewell To National Guard Battalion (PHOTOS)

The North Carolina Army National Guard hosted a mobilization ceremony for the 230th Brigade Support Battalion at the Maxwell Center on Saturday.

The deploying soldiers and their families packed the Maxwell Center for Saturday’s event, which included local dignitaries wishing the battalion their best.

The 230th Brigade Support Battalion’s 500 Soldiers belong to the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team which consists of 4,200 National Guard Soldiers from four states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Lt. Col. Daron Webb, the Commander of the 230th Brigade Support Battalion, acknowledged the sacrifices of the soldiers and their families.

The 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team will replace the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, as part of a regular rotation of forces in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

The 230th Brigade Support Battalion’s mission will be to sustain theater readiness to conduct unified land operations and to support partner nations in making the region safer.

The 230th Brigade Support Battalion recently returned from a month-long training exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, preparing for the deployment.

This will be the 230th’s third overseas deployment, since 9/11. The unit deployed with the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team to Iraq in 2004 and 2009.

One Comment

  1. YGTBSM! says:

    Be safe over there!


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