Nevada Guard Communications Unit Mobilized

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Members of the Nevada Army National Guard's 321st Signal Company were called to active duty Wednesday for deployment to the Middle East.

Maj. Gen. Giles Vanderhoof, Nevada's adjutant general, said the 100 soldiers are scheduled to leave the second week in December for Fort Lewis, Wash., where they will spend anywhere from a few days to a few months before being deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.

The company will remain on active duty for 18 months.

The signal company installs, operates and maintains digital communication equipment.

Three other Nevada Army Guard units are currently deployed. Members of the 777th Engineer Team Utilities and 72nd Military Police companies are in Southwest Asia. The 1-221st Calvary unit is providing security operations within Nevada.

About 125 Nevada Air National Guardsmen are also in Southwest Asia.