FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
Army National Guard 1st Lt. Skye Robinson
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (2/20/14) –The Colorado National Guard will send off members of Special Operations Detachment-Korea (Airborne) for a deployment with a departure ceremony Friday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum.
SOD-K conducts special operations in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. The unit’s function is to provide staff augmentation to Special Operations Command in respective staff sections.
This is the third deployment for SOD-K since the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The unit’s official federal recognition was on May 26, 2004. SOD-K personnel received numerous awards during previous mobilizations including the Purple Heart for the two unit members wounded in a rocket attack on June 25, 2004.
FOR ASSIGNMENT EDITORS: Media wishing to attend are requested to arrive no later than 1:45 p.m., at 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver, 80230.
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