Hawai‘i Army National Guard From Hilo Deploying to Egypt

July 20, 2018, 1:41 PM HST
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The Hawai‘i Department of Defense reports that about 90 Soldiers from Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 299th Cavalry Regiment, Hawai‘i Army National Guard, participated in a deployment ceremony in Hilo on Friday, May 20, 2018, for an upcoming deployment to Sinai, Egypt.

It will be a year-long deployment for the 1-299th and they will be supporting the Multinational Forces Observers Group in Egypt.

This is the fourth time that the unit will be deployed: Vietnam in 1968, Iraq in 2004, Kuwait in 2008 and now Egypt in 2018.

There are some first time deployers and multi-deployers in the Hilo unit. The 1-299th Soldiers will be training in Fort Bliss, Texas for about a month before heading to Egypt.

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