Friends and family said goodbye to 26 National Guard soldiers Monday.
The Shelbyville soldiers- who are a part of Detachment 2, Company B, 638th Aviation Support Battalion- are deploying to Kosovo. They’ll provide aviation maintenance support for the KFOR-17 Aviation Task Force.
The task force will be comprised of units from Maryland, Oregon, Indiana and Florida.
The soldiers will be stationed at Fort Hood Texas for three months before being sent to Camp Bondsteel for nine.