MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 32nd Infantry Brigade could be deployed overseas next fall.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, approximately 3,400 soldiers statewide may be affected by the deployment, including those in northeast Wisconsin.
The news release indicates it's not known at this time how many soldiers will be deployed, or where the deployment will happen. However, it's likely members of each unit across Wisconsin will be affected.
The brigade's soldiers were notified this past weekend during a regularly scheduled drill. The location of the potential deployment has not been determined. Current Department of Defense policy calls for a 12-month mobilization, which includes nine months overseas.
The 32nd Infantry Brigade last deployed in 2009 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, returning home in January, 2010.
Among the units in the Brigade: 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company (-) - Appleton; Detachment 1, Headquarters Company - Clintonville, Company A (-) - Waupun; Detachment 1, Company A - Ripon, Company B - Green Bay, Company C - Fond du Lac, Company D - Marinette.
132nd Brigade Support Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Company - Portage; Company A (-) (Distribution) - Janesville; Detachment 1, Company A - Elkhorn, Company B (Maintenance) - Mauston, Company C (Medical) - Milwaukee, Company D (-) (Forward Support) Baraboo, Detachment 1, Company D - Madison, Company E (-) (Forward Support) - Waupaca, Detachment 1, Company E - Appleton, Company F (-) (Forward Support) - Neillsville, Detachment 1, Company F - Eau Claire, Company G (-) (Forward Support) - Mosinee, Detachment 1, Company G - Wisconsin Rapids.