MADILL, Okla. -- They call it "a security mission". More Oklahoma soldiers called to duty are about to be deployed to Iraq.
Local soldiers are being called to duty as members of the 1245th Transportation Unit in Madill will be going to Iraq.
Official word came this weekend that the men and women of the 1245 will be part of the massive deployment with the 45th Infantry Brigade.
Officials with the National Guard called it part of “the security force in Iraq”.
Mobilization is set for October 19th when they will head to Fort Bliss in El Paso for training. They should deploy to Iraq around the first of the year.
This group has already served at least one tour in Iraq. Some volunteered as recently as last year.