About 3,000 soldiers in the Washington National Guard are available for deployments overseas, the Army announced today.
The 81st Brigade Combat Team and 506th Military Police Company received notices of sourcing from the Pentagon, meaning they could be tapped for an upcoming deployment.
The units have not received formal mobilization orders.
“We will continue to ensure our families are cared for, our civilian employers are informed and our soldiers are proficient in their warrior tasks,” said Maj. Gen. Timothy Lowenberg, the adjutant general of the Washington National Guard.
The 81st Brigade Combat Team has participated in two large deployments to Iraq, one in 2004-05, and another 2008-09.