Utah Guard members start one-year deployment to Afghanistan
Published: October 15, 2013 10:09PM
Updated: October 16, 2013 10:58AM
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Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune Traci Brahnham hugs her son Preston as her husband Lt. Col. Matthew Branham holds his daughter Addison at Camp Williams. Thirteen members of the Utah National Guard 115th Engineer Facilities Detachment left Camp Williams Tuesday Oct. 15 for deployment to Afghanistan for one year.

Thirteen members of the Utah National Guard 155th Engineer Facilities Detachment left Camp Williams Tuesday for a one-year deployment to Afghanistan.

The 115th group will first travel to Camp Shelby, Miss., for several weeks of deployment-specific training before heading overseas.

Their mission will to be function as a training advisory group, transitioning operations and maintenance responsibilities to the Afghan National Army’s Directorate of Public Works.