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Decade of sacrifice and deployments

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  • 1. A Decade of November 2001 through April 2002, the 116th Air Control have died in the line of duty since 9/11 were in the 48th Brigade during oneSacrifice Wing deployed in response to the September 11th terrorist attacks of these two deployments. In addition to unit deployments, Consistent with Department of against the United States in support hundreds of Georgia Guardsmen haveDefense trends and policy, the Georgia of Operation Enduring Freedom. deployed individually as IndividualNational Guard continues to serve the Since that time, the 116th has been Mobilization Augmentees to fillnation as an operational force in the continuously deployed in Southwest critical roles and shortages for variousWar on Terror – going well beyond Asia for almost a decade. The 165th units throughout the Department ofthe legacy role of a strategic reserve. Airlift Wing has deployed to Iraq or Defense.Since 9/11, the Georgia National Afghanistan in support of the War on Currently, approximately 900Guard has deployed more than 12,300 Terror nine times. Georgia Guardsmen are deployedSoldiers and 2,630 Airmen overseas, The Georgia Army National overseas today with several significantrepresenting 107% of the Georgia Guard’s 48th Infantry Brigade deployments scheduled during theGuard’s current force strength. Combat Team has completed two next two years. The first Army Guard unit to major deployments – the first in The 15,000 men and women of themobilize in the aftermath of 9/11 was support of Operation Iraqi Freedom Georgia National Guard are proud tothe 190th Military Police Company. in 2005-2006, the second in support have played an instrumental role inThe 190th departed on Jan. 16, 2002 of Operation Enduring Freedom in our nation’s defense, and remain everand returned Feb. 27, 2003, beginning 2009-2010, respectively. indebted to the sacrifices made byan unabated series of deployments Indeed, the vast majority of the fellow Guardsmen who have fallen inthat continues still today. nearly 40 Georgia Guardsmen who the line of duty protecting freedom.2011 Deployments at a Glance State Partnership - Georgia Kosovo Operation New Dawn Lebanon Operation Enduring Freedom Uganda Qatar47 | Georgia Department of Defense

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