Farewell Party Planned For Deploying Oklahoma Army National Guard Soldiers

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 1:04 pm
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY- The Oklahoma Army National Guard will host a farewell ceremony for more than 60 Guardsmen who are being deployed to Afghanistan. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, August 29, at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Mustang, Oklahoma.

The 2-45th Agri-Business Development Team (ADT) is a team of specialists trained in soil sampling, veterinary medicine, horticulture and bee-keeping. The 2-45th ADT will replace another Oklahoma team, 1-45th ADT.

The ADT's mission is to educate the Afghan people in agricultural topics to help improve their way of life, according to a news release from the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

Members of the 2-45th ADT will attend pre-mobilization training at Camp Atterbury, Ind., before deploying to Afghanistan later this year.

Scheduled to attend Sunday's event include Congresswoman Mary Fallin, Lt. Gov. Jari Askins and Maj. Gen. Myles Deering, adjutant general for Oklahoma.