White Sands Missile Range troops deployed to Afghanistan
The 2nd Engineer Battalion, 40th Mobility Augmentation Co., stationed at White Sands Missile Range officially said farewell to family and friends during a Deployment Ceremony held in the 2nd Engineer Battalion’s Parade Field earlier today.
The company will be deploying in the near future to support a mission in Afghanistan and are scheduled to return before the end of the year.
“This event marks the completion of one chapter in the storied history of the 40th MAC and the beginning of another as we depart our White Sands home for the mountains of Eastern Afghanistan,” said Capt. John R. Davis, Commander of the 40th Mobility Augmentation Co.
Approximately, 130 soldiers are part of this mission, all together the Batallion has about 700 soldiers in Afghanistan.