Ga. National Guard troops deploying to Afghanistan
TOCCOA, Ga. — A Georgia Army National Guard engineer unit is preparing for deployment to Afghanistan.
Army officials say a departure ceremony is being held Thursday for the 876th Vertical EN Company at 10 a.m. at the Georgia Baptist Convention Conference Center in Toccoa.
Officials say the unit's work overseas will include repair, construction, plumbing and more.
Officials say the group from Toccoa will be deployed with nearly 150 guardsmen.