Hawaii Guard told of possible Afghanistan mission

HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii National Guard says it's received notice that more than 2,000 of its soldiers may deploy to Afghanistan in 2013.

The 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team would deploy with battalions from Arizona and Guam if they receive an official mobilization notice. It's not clear what duties the soldiers would perform in Afghanistan if they're sent.

Hawaii Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Charles Anthony said Tuesday most of the soldiers were told of the possible deployment during weekend drills and at other points during the past few days.

The brigade deployed to Iraq and Kuwait in 2004 and Kuwait in 2008.

Anthony says the possible deployment notice covers about 4,000 soldiers, including the units from Arizona, the 1-158th Infantry Battalion, and Guam, 1-294th Infantry Battalion

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