Largest Deployment of NH National Guard Troops…


This Saturday, September 11, 2010, 700 NH National Guard members, from the 197th Fires Brigade, will begin a deployment to Kuwait in "Operation New Dawn", part of President Obama’s new, reduced scope and size mission in Iraq.


A public ceremony will be held at the Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester.  Doors open at 12pm, ceremony begins at 2pm. (companion Union Leader article)


These "citizen soldiers" are about to give up a year away from their spouses, children, friends, and personal security.  They are also putting their financial security at-risk, most of them taking a pay-cut while serving.  I am a proud former-member of the NH’s 197th Field Artillery Brigade, and I wish my brothers safety, security, and strength.

Maybe you can spare a couple of hours?