Ill. Guard company given send-off for tour in Afghanistan

August 9, 2012 3:52:01 PM PDT
An Illinois National Guard police company was given a ceremonial send-off Thursday as they prepare for a nine-month tour of duty in Afghanistan. Loved ones cheered as the members of the 933rd Military Police Company got in formation at the North Riverside Armory. The 130-member unit will head to Fort Shelby in Mississippi for training before shipping out to Afghanistan in the fall