Davenport, IA – According to the statement, Headquarters and Headquarters Company and Company B, First of the 171st Aviation Regiment, will deploy in support of Operation Spartan Shield in the U.S. Central Command area of operations.
The officials have reported that the U.S. Central Command encompasses 27 countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, among others.
Their primary mission will be to conduct aviation sustainment operations such as refueling and maintenance in support of U.S. and coalition forces
The send-off ceremony will be held in Davenport on February 12, 2021 at 2 p.m. Due to the pandemic, the send-off ceremony is not open to the public. The ceremony will be live-streamed on the Iowa National Guard Facebook page.