740th Transportation Company deploys overseas

740th Transportation Company deploys overseas The South Dakota Army National Guard now has five units deployed to Southwest Asia.

The 740th Transportation Company of Milbank and Brookings departed Fort Carson, CO, Saturday, April 19, for an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.

The 109th Engineer Battalion of Sturgis departed Feb. 16. Unit members from the 200th Engineer Company of Pierre, Chamberlain and Mobridge and the 727th Transportation Company from Elk Point, Brookings and Watertown departed April 5. Company B, 109th Medical Battalion of Vermillion departed April 6.

Status of other activated South Dakota Army National Guard units:

Training Mobilization Station:

129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment of Rapid City � Fort Riley, KS.

1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery of Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Salem and Yankton � Fort Sill, OK.

842nd Engineer Company of Spearfish, Belle Fourche and Sturgis � Fort Carson, CO.

Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 147th Field Artillery of Redfield and Miller � Fort Campbell, KY.

1742nd Transportation Company of Sioux Falls and Flandreau � Fort Carson, CO.

Detachment 3, 665th Maintenance Company of Sioux Falls � Fort Sill, OK.

Permanent Station:

Three members of 1st Battalion, 196th Regiment of Fort Meade � Fort Sill, OK (Instructing MLRS Classes).

235th Military Police Company of Custer and Rapid City � Fort Carson, CO (Serving as the security force for Fort Carson).

665th Maintenance Company of Mitchell and Rapid City � Ellsworth Air Force Base and Joe Foss Field in Sioux Falls (Augmenting security forces).

South Dakota National Guard Status: Total Activated � 132; Overseas � 109 in 10 countries; United States � 23.

All F-16's have returned to Joe Foss Field.

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