About 400 National Guard members from the 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry have been scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan and the Ukraine.
Area members are scheduled to depart from the New Richmond Armory at 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 17th. An event is planned at the UW-Stout Johnson Fieldhouse on Sunday, July 14th, at noon, in recognition of their deployment. A number of Wisconsin dignitaries are invited including Governor Evers. Well-wishers are encouraged to attend. The unit, based in Eau Claire, includes companies from Menomonie, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Arcadia, Onalaska, River Falls and Abbotsford.