Members of two more Iowa National Guard units are being notified they’ll be mobilized for federal active duty next month. There are 240 citizen-soldiers from Iowa being called up in this round, 120 each from two units: Company D, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry based in Denison, and Troop A, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry based at Camp Dodge.
The Denison unit’s core missions are close combat and security, while the Camp Dodge unit specializes in reconnaissance and surveillance. All 240 troops are to be called up during June on deployments that will last between one and two years. Their specific assignments aren’t yet clear, only that they’ll be part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terror.