More Oklahoma National Guard soldiers prepare to leave


Thursday, December 18th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


While it seems most of the focus of the war on terrorism is in Iraq, more Oklahoma troops are heading to Afghanistan.

About 350 more Oklahoma soldiers, members of the 1st Battalion of the 279th Infantry, have been mobilized. Thursday, they were going through processing in Sand Springs. Col Pat Sculley: "They are having their records looked at financial, personnel and medical and they are having their equipment looked at."

They will head to Fort Carson, Colorado to train. Then they'll make their way to Afghanistan to help train that country's army.