Airmen with the Delaware Air Guard departed for Southwest Asia Sunday morning for a two month mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Officials say around two dozen airmen departed Sunday and the rest will depart Monday.
The group, which is from the 166th Airlift Wing, is headed to Southwest Asia combat zones for a mission that began in late February.
Delaware Air Guard officials say the airmen will operate under the U.S. Air Force Central Command.
"Our Airmen will seamlessly step in and continue the great work our aircrews and maintainers have been doing so well the last couple months to support our warfighters," 166th Airlift Wing Commander Col. Mike Feeley said in a statement.
The Delaware Air National Guard has 1,100 members and is celebrating 67 years of Citizen-Airmen service to the state and to the nation.
Rain arrives for the second half of the work week. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Scattered showers are possible tonight as a cold front approaches the area. Otherwise, the best chance for rain will be Thursday afternoon and night where we'll see on and off showers and thunderstorms.
Clouds and showers linger though much of Friday. We may still see a passing shower Saturday. Unseasonably cool air returns this weekend where both days only see high temps in the mid 70s with many of us falling into the 50s at night.