MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The Wisconsin Army National Guard's 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, with units in Onalaska and Arcadia, might possibly be deployed overseas as early as the fall of 2013.
A release from the Guard says the 3,400 soldiers found out about the potential deployment during a training drill last weekend.
The release states that the notification doesn't mean the deployment will happen. The notification gives a unit extra time and federal funding for training.
The number of soldiers from the 32nd who may deploy, or where they may serve their 12 month tour, isn't known yet according to the Guard.
The 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team has units scattered throughout Western and Central Wisconsin. This includes Company C, 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry, based in Arcadia with a Detachment in Onalaska. Company A (Engineer), based in Onalaska, is part of the Brigade Special Troops Battalion.
The 32nd served in Iraq in 2009 during Operation Iraqi Freedom where they performed base security and detainee operations.
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