Georgia Guardsmen Head To Afghanistan To Teach Farming

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Dozens of Georgia guardsmen proudly marched into Metter High School's gym in front of families one last time before they leave home. Members of the 265th Regional Support Group, headquartered in Metter, will spend a year in Afghanistan.

"It was a little overwhelming at first but I'm excited about it. It will be a good experience for me," confided Specialist Bianca English.

The men and women of the group have spent a year training and studying for their unique peace-keeping role.

"I'll have 10 to 12 Ag-Specialists who'll go out every day. They will work with villagers on how to grow crops better, help them with such things as cool storage," explained Colonel Craig McGalliard, the group's commander.

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