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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bordallo visits Guam Guardsmen prepping to deploy to Afghanistan

Delegate Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU) joins more than 600 men and women from the Guam Army National Guard, 1st Battalion, 294th (1-294th) Infantry Regiment and F Company, 29th Brigade Support Battalion, during her recent congressional delegation to Camp Shelby, Mississippi. She also presented them with a Guam flag to bring with them to Afghanistan. (Contributed Photo) WASHINGTON, D.C.—Delegate Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU) recently returned from a congressional delegation to Camp Shelby, Mississippi, to meet with more than 600 soldiers from the Guam Army National Guard who are training for a deployment to Afghanistan. The congresswoman met with the Guardsmen, who are a part of the 1st Battalion, 294th (1-294th) Infantry Regiment and F Company, 29th Brigade Support Battalion, and joined them for lunch, an assembly and dinner. She also received a briefing from 1-294th Commander LTC Michael Tougher.

“I appreciated the opportunity to meet with so many of our young men and women from Guam who are preparing to deploy to Afghanistan—the largest deployment of our Guam Guardsmen in history,” said Bordallo. “I learned about their preparations and their confidence in being able to carry out and accomplish their missions. Their morale is high and they remain confident in their abilities. I presented them with a Guam flag and expressed to them the pride our entire island community has in them. I will continue to keep these brave men and women in my prayers and I join our island in wishing them, and all our servicemembers who are serving overseas, a safe return home.” (PR)

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