About 450 soldiers from the 19th Engineer Battalion at Fort Knox are set to deploy to Kuwait for nine months. A deployment ceremony is set for Thursday morning at Brooks Parade Field.
The ceremony will feature the casing of the unit's colors -- a military tradition symbolizing the end of the unit's missions at Fort Knox. Once in Kuwait, the colors will be unfurled -- symbolizing the beginning of its mission there.
During the deployment, the unit's mission will be to execute forward operating base construction and infrastructural improvement projects.
This will be the unit's fourth deployment since it was reactivated at Fort Knox in 2005.