NC National Guard unit from Greensboro heading to Egypt

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A North Carolina Army National Guard unit based in Greensboro is getting ready to head to Egypt for a yearlong deployment.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports a farewell ceremony for Battery C was held over the weekend.

Eighty-four soldiers in the unit will take part in the deployment. The battery will train at Camp Atterbury, Ind., until early December. It then heads to Egypt until September.

The Greensboro unit joins others from High Point, Winston-Salem, Reidsville and Louisburg as part of the Army National Guard’s 5th Battalion, 113th Field Artillery Regiment. They will monitor compliance with the 1979 Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty.

Col. Jim Ernst told the soldiers they have the easy part. Ernst says deployments are harder on the families left behind.

Credit: The Associated Press.