The military is releasing more details about the upcoming deployment of 3,000 Texas National Guard members.
The troops will report to Fort Hood in mid-August for training before they head to Iraq for at least 12 months. This is first divisional brigade in the Texas National Guard to be mobilized for duty outside the U.S. since World War II.
NewsChannel 11 tried to contact the National Guard in Lubbock, but they could not comment on the deployment. The Marines told NewsChannel 11, at least 16 Lubbock Marines will be deployed to Iraq.