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.