A group of Iowa soldiers is heading out today for duty in Afghanistan. The 20 soldiers are stationed at Camp Dodge in Johnston and Boone and have been mobilized as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The soldiers leave Iowa and head to Fort Riley, Kansas for additional training before leaving for Afghanistan. The soldiers come from support and command groups and will operate as a training team to provide advanced training to the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police.
The soldiers were given a sendoff ceremony this morning at Camp Dodge.