PA-001-20 | Feb. 8, 2019
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Friday, February 8, 2019
Contact: MAJ Will Phillips, II
State Public Affairs Officer
Arkansas National Guard
EMBARGO: Media Invite for coverage ONLY
Information in this ALERT is
EMBARGOED for release until after
9 a.m. on Sunday February 10, 2019
NOT FOR PRE-EVENT PUBLICATION/BROADCAST OR Social Media Posting.
Guard’s Aviation Brigade to hold ceremony for Soldiers departing for deployment
~Soldiers leave for deployment to the Middle East
WHO: C Company, 777 Aviation Support Battalion (ASB) with the 77th Combat Aviation Brigade, of the Arkansas National Guard
WHAT: will hold a deployment ceremony for approximately 30 members and their families
WHEN: Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 8 a.m.
(Media interested in covering the event should plan to meet media escort at the Camp Robinson front gate visitor center at 7:15 a.m.)
MEDIA PLANNING TO ATTEND MUST RSVP TO: 501-590-0318
WHERE: The Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) located on Robinson Maneuver Training Center in North Little Rock.
WHY: The Soldiers of the C 777 ASB are departing February 10, 2019 to join members of the 244th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Hood Texas to deploy in support of ISO Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve in the Middle East.
The critical missions that this unit will be providing are theater signal and communication support and daily maintenance on assigned equipment.
All of these tasks are extremely demanding and critical to overall mission accomplishment for the 244th ECAB.