April 21, 2014

Possible deployment for Wisconsin troops

The Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team is on notice that it might be deployed to the Middle East next summer. The brigade’s 3,200 soldiers were notified this past weekend during a regularly scheduled drill. It’s not known at this time how many of those 32nd Red Arrow Brigade soldiers might be deployed, or whether deployment is a certainty. The location of the potential deployment has not been determined.

A notification of sourcing gives a unit advance warning that it has been identified for a deployment; that allows additional time and federal funding for training. Current Department of Defense policy calls for a 12-month mobilization, including nine months overseas.

The 32nd Brigade last deployed in 2009 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.