A ceremony is being held in over a week to honor soldiers from South Dakota’s Army National Guard before they deploy to Europe.
Nearly 115 soldiers from the South Dakota Army National Guard’s Bravo Battery, 1-147th Field Artillery Battalion and 147th Forward Support Company will be deployed for eight months. They will be responsible for supporting European Command in regional security and stability.
Equipped with the Multiple Launch Rocket System, the Yankton-based Bravo Battery is able to provide artillery support to others. The Watertown-based Forward Support Company provides supply and maintenance support as a multifunctional logistics unit.
The ceremony will be held Saturday, December 15, at 11:00 a.m. at the Yankton High School. South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Maj. Gen. Tim Reisch, the South Dakota National Guard adjutant general, will be speaking. The public is invited to attend the event.