DETROIT (WWJ) – The men and women of the Army Reserves 645th Regional Support Group, located in Southfield, are really “in the army now.”
The group left for Kandhar, Afghanistan, to provide front-line soldiers with basics; including taking care of their food and lodging, medical facilities and even recreation opportunities.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: EV's Supercharging Impact Across Metro Detroit
Their commander, Col. Alvin, tells WWJ his soldiers are ready for their mission.
“We have put together a very strong team, some cross levels from outside of our unit, just a few, we had a strong nucleus, a core group of very strong people, so I’m feeling good,” Col. Alvin tells WWJ Newsradio 950’s Mike Campbell.
“Especially since 9-11 we’ve done a lot of Army duty as well, so I feel very strongly about these folks,” says Col. Alvin.MORE NEWS: Wixom Man Charged In Shooting Death Of Father's Ex-Girlfriend
The 645th is expected to be in Afghanistan for about 15 months.