Over 100 soldiers in the Kentucky National Guard were deployed to Guantanamo Bay on Saturday!
We don’t know for sure what’s going on with it, since the details of the mission – which will last for the next year – are classified, but it is definitely arousing suspicion here on the homeland as to why National Guard is being sent to Guantanamo.
Such a deployment has not happened in nearly 11 years.
Local news source KFVS12 has more to say on the deployment:
The Kentucky Army National Guard's 223rd Military Police Company is being deployed to Guantanamo Bay.
More than 100 men and women will leave Saturday. It has been nearly 11 years since the unit was deployed. Details about its new mission are private.
The deployment is a sacrifice for all. Nina Wolf’s son is being deployed and she says it’s a day she’s not been looking forward to.
"It’s the day I’ve been dreading since he signed on the dotted line two years ago so a lot of emotions,” said Wolf.
The Wolf family was thinking about life moments being put on pause and what’s to come.
"If his worst injury is sunburn so be it,” Specialist Wolf’s father, Ron Wolf said.
Military.com has more:
Kentucky National Guard soldiers are deploying to Guantanamo Bay.
A statement from the guard says a departure ceremony is being held Friday for more than 120 soldiers with the Kentucky Army National Guard's 223rd Military Police Company. The ceremony is being held at the United Auto Workers Union Hall in Louisville.
Lexington Herald Leader added:
The soldiers are deploying in support of U.S. Southern Command.
The Louisville-based unit was last deployed in 2008-2009 to Baghdad, Iraq, in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.