NC National Guard’s 112th Finance Detachment deploys to Kuwait

The North Carolina National Guard (NCNG) welcomes friends, family and fellow Soldiers of the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) to the DeForest Talbert Readiness Center renaming ceremony held at the NCNG Armory in Sanford, North Carolina, Oct. 20, 2017. The center renaming honors Army Sgt. DeForest Talbert a WVNG Soldier who was killed in action in Iraq, July 2004 while deployed with NCNG’s 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team. “We have an obligation to remember and this will remind the next generation of Soldiers of his ultimate sacrifice,” said the Adjutant General of North Carolina, Maj. Gen. Greg Lusk. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Robert Jordan / Released)

Siler City – The North Carolina Army National Guard’s 112th Finance Detachment at the Siler City Armory deployed to Kuwait this weekend in support of Operation Joint Guardian.

The guard members will provide financial support for U.S. military forces, US government contractors, local nationals and joint coalition forces in Kuwait.  They will join more than 450 Virginia, Maryland and Army National Guard soldiers a combined forces contingency operation that according to the U.S. Army is designed to deter and react to possible threats within the region.

The unit’s last deployment was to Kosovo in support of “Operation Joint Guardian” in 2013. This is the fourth overseas deployment for the detachment.