Media Advisory: Illinois Army National Guard unit mobilizes for Kuwait

Sept. 24 ceremony in Springfield for the 3637th Maintenance Company

SPRINGFIELD, IL (09/18/2017) (readMedia)-- WHO:

• Illinois Army National Guard's 3637th Maintenance Company based in Springfield, Illinois


• A deployment ceremony is scheduled for approximately 135 Soldiers who will deploy to Kuwait this fall.


• Sept. 24, 2017 at 9 a.m.

• LRS Hanger at the Springfield Capital Airport, 1200 Capital Airport Drive in Springfield, Illinois.


• This is the largest single unit deployment of Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers since 2014.

• The Soldiers will train for a brief time at Fort Hood, Texas, before deploying in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

• The unit will be responsible for maintenance, including support to nearly 40 units deployed to the region.

• The unit is expected to be deployed for approximately 10 months, returning during summer 2018.


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


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