September 3, 2015

National Guard Special Forces Unit Moving To Indiana

A Special Forces Soldier with the Illinois National Guard’s Company A, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Chicago, conducts a night static line jump from a CH-47D Chinook with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment in Peoria, Illinois, at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. - U.S. Army / Sgt. 1st Class Kassidy Snyder

A Special Forces Soldier with the Illinois National Guard’s Company A, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Chicago, conducts a night static line jump from a CH-47D Chinook with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment in Peoria, Illinois, at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.

U.S. Army / Sgt. 1st Class Kassidy Snyder

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A National Guard special forces unit now stationed in Chicago is moving to Indiana next year.

Indiana Adjutant General Guard Maj. Gen. Courtney Carr announced Wednesday that Company A, 2/20th Special Forces Group will be moving to Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh on Sept. 1, 2016.

Soldiers who meet the selection requirements and wish to join the unit can apply through their chain of command to attend the special forces readiness assessment. The next assessment is scheduled for the fall of 2015 at Camp Atterbury. The unit will have approximately 90 personnel once fully manned.

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