CUD Employee Tyler Allen Deploys to Kuwait with the National Guard 230th Signal Company

CUD Meter Technician Tyler Allen is deploying to Kuwait with this National Guard Unit. He is expected to be gone a year.

From the State of Tennessee Website:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 120 Soldiers from the National Guard’s 230th Signal Company, based in Nashville, left December 4 on the first leg of a one-year deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

The unit departed Houston Barracks, the Tennessee Military Department Headquarters, by bus and traveled to Nashville International Airport, where they boarded a plane headed to Fort Hood, Texas. The company will spend around one month at Fort Hood undergoing advanced pre-deployment training prior to departing for Kuwait.

“We’re all very excited to get to Hood to finish training,” said Capt. Gilbert Abrams, the unit’s commander. “We’ve been working really hard and are looking forward to putting it to use overseas.”

During the deployment, the company will forward-deploy communications teams throughout Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries throughout the Middle East. They’ll provide Information Technology support, fiber-optic connections, and network support for U.S. troops.

“We have many talented and skilled Soldiers in the unit,” Abrams said. “Many are IT professionals or communications specialist in their civilian jobs. There are also many combat veterans in the unit from previous deployments with the Tennessee National Guard.”

This is not the first time the company has deployed. It conducted a similar mission in Kuwait from July 2011 to August 2012.

More than 27,000 Tennessee Army and Air National Guardsmen have deployed since Sept. 11, 2001.

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