Illinois Army National Guard unit mobilizes for Afghanistan

Nov. 9 ceremony in Springfield for Bilateral Embedded Staff Team (BEST) A20

SPRINGFIELD, IL (11/06/2017) (readMedia)-- The team will deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The Soldiers will deploy side-by-side with their Polish military counterparts, continuing a partnership between Poland and the Illinois National Guard that dates back to 1993. In 2018, the Illinois National Guard and the Polish military will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their State Partnership Program.


Illinois Army National Guard’s Bilateral Embedded Staff Team (BEST) A20 based in Springfield, Illinois.


A deployment ceremony is scheduled for a team of Soldiers who will deploy to Afghanistan.

WHEN: Thursday November 09, 2017 at 01:00PM Central Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: Camp Lincoln's Illinois Military Academy
1301 N. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, Illinois 62702

 For more information, contact the Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office at or 217-761-3569