Possible National Guard Deployment 

The Brewer based unit of the National Guard Brigade have been alerted for possible deployment to Afghanistan in 2010.

The unit is made up of about 160 soldiers, and is part of the 86th Brigade Combat Team from the Vermont National Guard.

The tour would be for one year, but it is unclear as to what the mission entails, only that it is part of the defense department’s long-term planning process.