Alaska Army National Guardsmen set to deploy to Sinai
CAMP DENALI, Alaska—Five Alaska Army National Guardsmen are set to deploy to Sinai, Egypt, for approximately five to seven months in support of the Multi-National Force Observers (MFO) and Civilian Observers Unit (COU) missions.
A departure ceremony for family and friends to say goodbye to the Soldiers of F Company 207th Theater Activation Company (TAC) is scheduled for June 15 at Bryant Army Airfield, Hangar 4 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson at 2 p.m.
In Sinai, the Alaska Army National Guardsmen will provide support by performing aerial observation and verification flights throughout the border region between Egypt and Israel.
Known as the “Chillin’ Villains,” F Co. Soldiers are looking forward to supporting the peacekeeping mission.
“This is the units fourth deployment,” said Cpt. Carl A. Catone, F Co. 207th TAC commander. “We are looking forward to assisting the MFO organization with its mission.”
The MFO and COU supervise the 1979 Treaty of Peace between Egypt and Israel. The purpose of the mission is to verify implementation of Peace Treaty limitations on military personnel, armaments and infrastructure.
The deploying Soldiers hail from Anchorage, Palmer and Wasilla.