A battalion of the Delaware National Guard is getting ready for deployment to Afghanistan, and well-wishers are saying goodbye.
Saturday is the departure ceremony for the 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion. It's being held at the stadium at Delaware State University in Dover
About 325 members of the battalion will report to Fort Bliss in Texas next week for training. They'll head to Afghanistan after about four to six weeks.
The 198th provides command, control and supervision of units.
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Keep the rain gear and jackets handy for your Friday evening out. A bit messy, unfortunately, for First Friday activities. Rain will change to a wintry mix tonight in the Poconos with a light slushy accumulation overnight.
We receive a dry break on Saturday, and the chance of a Sunday wintry mix into the afternoon and evening. A light coating could occur for some before a changeover to rain. A challenging trip to and from the Linc for the Eagles game!