Connecticut National Guard firefighters, cyber specialists set to deploy


Connecticut’s National Guard firefighters and cyber specialists are getting ready to deploy on Friday afternoon.

About ten of them are heading to Romania to help with airfield firefighting. 

Additionally, a dozen others are heading to an undisclosed location to support cyber operations. They will defend networks from threats posed by hackers.

“These two missions highlight the Guard’s commitment to defending the nation no matter the location. These highly-specialized units show what Connecticut’s Citizen-Soldiers can bring to the table,” Maj. Gen. Fran Evon, the Adjutant General and commanding officer of the Connecticut National Guard, said in a release. 

An official send off ceremony is set for Hartford at 3 p.m. at the William A. O’Neill Armory, at 360 Broad Street.

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