Ill. Guard unit headed to Afganistan

June 23, 2008 3:00:59 PM PDT
An Illinois National Guard unit is heading to Afghanistan. A deployment ceremony was held Monday for 85 soldiers from the National Guard's 130th Infantry.

The unit is based in downstate Effingham. The soldiers are part of more than 200 Illinois Guard members providing security forces for police mentor teams in Afghanistan.

The unit will be deployed for about one year.