Kentucky Guard Team Heading To Afghanistan

Dozens of Kentucky National Guard personnel are going to Afghanistan on a special mission.

Public Affairs Officer First Lieutenant Stephen Martin says the group will help communities boost their local agricultural economies.

“The Agribusiness Development Team is a team of soldiers and airmen, 64 soldiers and airmen, who are going to afghanistan as part of a unique mission for helping develop the agricultural industry over there, to help build up the economy,”  Martin said.

He says team members have a variety of skills and backgrounds in agricultural matters.

The group will deploy in Afghanistan after several weeks of mobilization training at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

Its  mission will last one year.