DETACHMENT 1, BRAVO COMPANY OF THE

189TH AVIATION SUPPORT BRIGADE TO DEPLOY

Helena, Mont. –

Approximately 60 Soldiers of the Montana

Army National Guard’s Detachment 1, Bravo Company of the 189th

General Support Aviation Brigade (Nevada) are slated to head to their

mobilization station for deployment.  The Soldiers and six CH-47 Chinook

helicopters are scheduled to depart the Army Aviation Support Facility here on

Wednesday, February 29th at 9 a.m.

The Montana Soldiers will join the remainder of Bravo Company and 189th Brigade,

headquartered in Reno, Nevada, at their mobilization station at Fort Hood,

Texas.   Two months of  final pre-deployment training are required before finally heading to Afghanistan to provide CH-47 Chinook helicopter aviation support in Regional Command-South and Regional Command-East. While in Afghanistan, the battalion

will maintain and fly about a dozen aircraft, with missions mainly consisting of transporting troops and supplies. The public is invited and

encouraged to attend the departure ceremony.