April 14, 2020
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two Sioux Falls-based South Dakota Army National Guard units have received a mobilization order for an eight month deployment to Africa beginning in late August and early September.
More than 190 Soldiers with the 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) and nearly 40 Soldiers with the 115th Signal Company (SC) will deploy to Djibouti to support U.S. Africa Command in support of allied nation partnerships and regional security and stability goals.
The 196th MEB will deploy in late August and will command and control assigned units and support the security, mobility, and functional operations of forces in a designated region.
The 115th SC will deploy in early September and provide operational support and management of communication and information systems to a supported brigade.
The units will report to Fort Hood, Texas, to complete several weeks of theater-specific training prior to deployment overseas.