Family and friends said goodbye to their loved ones as more than 70 Connecticut National Guardsmen and women deployed to Poland on Sunday.
After several weeks of training in Texas, the 142nd Area Support Medical Company will be supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve in Poland over the next year by providing medical care.
Governor Ned Lamont issued a statement saying in part, "The men and women of the Connecticut National Guard, including the members of the 142nd, have been providing incredible support to the state throughout the COVID-19 pandemic…. I cannot wait until the day when we can welcome them all safely back to Connecticut, and I thank them all for their service representing our state and our country.”
The Danbury-based unit left on Sunday morning.