The men from the National Guard unit based in Harrisonburg have been called to active duty by Uncle Sam and will head to Ft. Bragg in North Carolina in less than a month.
Now that the Guardsman have been called to active duty, they are official Army Soldiers. That means they and they're families are eligible for federal benefits designed to make life back home a little safer.
"We've got the Soldiers and Sailors act that will stop anyone who is losing money being deployed from going under financial strain.", commented Lt. Col. Tom Wilkinson. " The government takes care of their own."
If you would like to write a letter of support to our local troops, forward all letters to the following address.
29th Infantry Division
340 South Willow Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801