by Elizabeth Ruiz
A deployment ceremony is scheduled Wednesday morning in Austin for 260 Texas National Guard Soldiers who are heading to Kuwait.
The members of the 449th Aviation Support Battalion headquartered in San Antonio will head to Fort Hood for two months of training. They'll go to Fort Rucker, Alabama for more training before going to Kuwait.
Captain Adam Musil with the 36th Infantry Division says it's a 9-month deployment.
In Kuwait, they'll provide aviation maintenance and ground support to the Texas Army National Guard's 36th Combat Aviation Brigade.
"They help fix the helicopters and provide logistical support, things of that nature," said Musil.
He told 550 KTSA News that many of the 260 soldiers are on their second or third deployment.
"They've also done a lot of domestic response, such as hurricanes and wildfires," said Musil.
A deployment ceremony is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Austin.
"It's gonna be one of the last times they'll see their families before they assume active duty status," said Musil.