More than 150 Michigan Army National Guard members are preparing to head to Fort Bliss, Texas, for additional training before leaving for a one-year deployment to Kuwait.
Roughly 2,000 Michigan-based Guard members were deployed in 2011 — the largest contingent deployed from the state since 2005.
About 300 Airmen of the Michigan Air National Guard will report to active duty in September for deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
A group of Army reserve members based in Southfield are preparing for deployment. The soldiers are being called to active duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The Pentagon says a 22-year-old Marine from Traverse City was killed by an improvised explosive device while he was on foot patrol in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.