National Guard May Undertake Iraq Duty Early
If I was in that army, I know where my kit would be going (stores)
He also noted that one of the brigadeâs battalions that could deploy to Iraq next year was now in Afghanistan and was not scheduled to return until April, which would leave its soldiers with just over a year at home before having to leave for Iraq in June 2008.
He added that one-third of his soldiers lacked the M-4 rifles preferred by active-duty soldiers and that there were also shortfalls in night vision goggles and other equipment. If his unit is going to be sent to Iraq next year, he said, âWe expect the Army to resource the Guard at the same level as active-duty units.â