Dozens of Boone area soldiers are leaving for a deployment overseas.
Sixty soldiers with C Company, 2nd Battalion, 147th Aviation will train in Texas then deploy overseas where they will service Blackhawk helicopters.
The National Guard did not say where the unit was going. They will likely be gone for one year.
A sendoff ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. at Boone Middle School.
The public is encouraged to attend.