Wednesday, January 11, 2006

122nd ANG deployed

This is interesting:
The Indian[a] ANG 122nd wing will be deployed in upcoming days to Southwest Asia, officials announced. Col. Jeffery A. Soldner, 122nd commander, did not give specific numbers, but said it is the largest single deployment for the wing since it was called to Chambley, France, in 1961 during the Berlin Crisis.
Where soldiers in the unit will be sent for the Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment won't be released until they have arrived, said Lt. Lauri Turpin, community manager with the 122nd.
(Emphasis mine.) Very interesting, particularly as it comes on the heels of this:
Iran broke U.N. seals on its nuclear enrichment facility Tuesday, pledging only to conduct research, but the international nuclear watchdog said Tehran also planned small-scale enrichment of uranium — a process that can produce fuel for nuclear weapons.
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Tehran had breached IAEA resolutions. "There was no good reason why Iran should have taken this step if its intentions are truly peaceful," Straw said.
French President Jacques Chirac on Tuesday warned Iran it would commit a serious mistake if it ignored the international community.
Now why do you suppose such a large deployment of Air National Guard, including pilots as well as support, is headed for the Mid-East?

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