WI Troop Deployment

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

More troops from Wisconsin are being mobilized in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

About 60 additional members of the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 128th Air Refueling Wing are leaving Mitchell International Airport Monday. The wing of pilots, refueling specialist and staff has about 140 members on active duty.

And, there will be a formal send-off Monday in Beloit for more than 130 members of the 1158th transportation company of the Army National Guard.

Gov. Doyle is expected to address the troops.

More than 100 National Guard troops said goodbye to loved ones at a send-off ceremony in Hayward Sunday. The troops are trained in combat engineering and are expected to serve for up to a year.