National Guard Unit 168 being deployed to Kuwait

Shown at the departure ceremony, from left, front: Arya Hamilton and Klonjhi Hamilton (holding Malachi Hamilton). Back: Dominique Sheppard, Jsahnvi Walker, Gina Walker, Kelsey Sheppard, Tabatha Sheppard, Kayla Jones, Qjuamdi Walker and Khaslyn Hamilton.

The 168 Engineering Unit of the Army National Guard, stationed in Fayette, held a departure ceremony on Sunday, June 21 at the Fayette National Guard Amory. The unit will be leaving for deployment in Kuwait and is scheduled to return in May 2021. The 168 Engineering Unit has previously been deployed overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. There are currently 153 members in the engineering unit, with many of the members located in Fayette County and the surrounding area.

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