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Saturday was the last time this National Guard Unit in Lenoir will come together before their Deployment to the Middle East in March.
The 630th Combat Sustainment and Support Battalion will be deployed to Egypt for the continuing Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) mission to monitor, verify and report the compliance of Egypt and Israel with the peace treaty terms set back in 1979 with the Camp David Accords.
The international coalition which has been led by the U.S. for over 30 years, began shifting from active duty forces to National Guard units in 2002.
This unit in Lenoir will take the baton in March and continue the effort of insuring peace in the region.
In terms of the Guards presence around the world Lt. Mitchell Rick of the North Carolina National Guard said, "By no means are they done. There's always a role to play, there's always other missions going on."
Around 7,500 National Guard members from 16 states and Puerto Rico have rotated through the region since the Guard began the peace keeping back 2002.