Guam - Two squads from the 254th Security Forces Squadron, Guam Air National Guard are leaving this weekend to begin their five-month long deployment to Iraq. The Airmen are slated to deploy to Iraq after a month of training in the U.S. mainland.
They will be conducting air base ground defense missions which may include perimeter patrols and security for base entry points.
The 254th Security Forces Squadron was officially stood up in 2005. All of the more than 90 members of the unit have been deployed to various locations throughout U.S Pacific Air Forces area of operations. They have also supported such missions as Operation Jump Start in the southwestern United States and been deployed to Louisiana in support of Hurricane Katrina recovery operations.
The squadron’s first Air Expeditionary Force rotation was to Eskan Village, Saudi Arabia in 2007.
The two squads are scheduled to return to Guam around January 2012.
-from the Pacific News Center
Please keep our soldiers in your thoughts. Today I watched as parents, spouses, children, siblings, and friends said good bye to the soldiers they hold closest. I can't wait for the day when we are all gathered again to greet them with home made banners, balloons, and hugs.