CT National Guard to Deploy To Africa for Operation Enduring Freedom

Governor Lamont Announces Deployment of More Than 500 Members of the Connecticut National Guard To Africa Along with Additional Support from State Troopers.

We say thank you and pray for a safe mission and return!

Officials say this will be the largest single deployment of troops from Connecticut since 2009. Wednesday at 4 p.m., Gov. Ned Lamont, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz joined by Major General Francis Evon, will head to Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby, where the Guardsmen are preparing to leave.

  • The 1-102nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain) is getting ready for deployment in support of "Operation Enduring Freedom."
  • Operation Enduring Freedom launched in 2001 as a counter-terrorism response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
  • Four Connecticut State Troopers will be along for the journey.
  • Connecticut's troops will join more than 1,000 National Guardsmen from multiple states, including Maine, Colorado, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
  • It is estimated the mission will last for up to 1 year.

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