Iowa National Guard Company To Hold Send Off In Mason City
What: Approximately 160 Soldiers from the 1133rd Transportation Company, headquartered in Mason City with a detachment in Iowa City, will deploy to Poland in support of Operation European Assure, Deter and Reinforce.

When: Sunday, Nov. 6 at 9 a.m.

Where: North Iowa Events Center, All Seasons Building at 3700 4th St. SW, Mason City

Who: Military personnel will be available for interviews prior to the event.

Why: Support our service members as they are expected to be gone for nearly a year. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the ceremony.

Operation European Assure, Deter and Reinforce is part of the United States’ commitment to international order and security of our NATO allies. The 1133rd Transportation Company will transport equipment and supplies in support of U.S. and NATO forces.

The unit was last activated into federal service in 2008 to support Operations Noble Eagle, Iraqi Freedom and the global war on terrorism.

The 1133rd Transportation Company will travel to their mobilization station at Fort Hood, Texas, to complete final training and readiness checks before deploying overseas.

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For questions concerning this release as well as additional information about the operations, training and activities of the Iowa Army and Air National Guard, please contact Jackie Schmillen, Iowa National Guard Public Affairs Officer by email at or 515-252-4590 (office) or 515-971-6385 (cell).

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