N.C. Guard Lenoir-based Unit Deploys to Egypt

GRANITE FALLS

The 630th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion held a moblization ceremony March 23 for their soldiers who will be deploying in the next few months to Egypt as part of a Joint Peace Keeping mission. The ceremony was held at the Mountain Grove Church in Granite Falls.

The National Guard soldiers will be deploying in support of the Multinational Observer mission that oversees the Treaty of Peace between Egypt and Israel. The MFO is an independent international organization, specifically created to oversee compliance of the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty of 1979. The observer mission began in 1982 and is also supported by other nations such as Canada, Australia, France, Italy and Hungary.

The 630th, headquartered in Lenoir, will have command and control for sustainment operations that support the MFO. These duties will consist of transportation operations and postal services in the region.

The unit is being deployed with another North Carolina-based Guard unit, 5-113th Field Artillery, which is already serving in Egypt at this time.

The 630th has been deployed numerous times, once in 1991 in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and again in 2006 to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where the unit earned a Meritorious Unit Commendation. 

 

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Phone: (919) 664-6242

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