By Associated Press - Tuesday, March 17, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A second unit from the South Dakota Army National Guard has been scheduled to deploy to Kuwait.

Thirty-nine soldiers from the Sioux Falls-based 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade have received an alert order about a possible deployment to Kuwait in February. Last month, a Rapid City-based unit was notified about a scheduled deployment in August.

The Sioux Falls-based unit will be mobilized in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The soldiers are expected to conduct force protection and security operations.

The unit is expected to report to Fort Bliss, Texas, to complete several weeks of training before the soldiers are deployed overseas. This will be the second mobilization for the 196th, which deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2010-2011.

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