Iowa National Guard members head to training Friday

BOONE, Iowa (KCRG) - About 60 members of the Iowa Army National Guard will say goodbye to family and friends at a send-off ceremony on Friday.

The soldiers in the 2-147th Assault Helicopter Battalion will first travel to Fort Hood, Texas, for additional training. Afterward, they will serve in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The send-off will start at 5 p.m. on Friday at the Boone High school gym.