Deployment ceremony set for Boise Army Reserve unit

Statesman staffMay 9, 2013 

— The 949th Transportation Detachment, a U.S. Army Reserve unit in Boise, specializes in controlling the movement of convoys and equipment. Comprised of about 20 soldiers, the unit is being mobilized for service in Afghanistan in connection with Operation Enduring Freedom.

The 949th was last deployed to Iraq in 2004-2005.

A deployment ceremony is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 63, 8931 W. Ardene Street, Boise.

The detachment will undergo pre-mobilization training at Fort Hood, Texas, before deploying overseas.

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