Montana National Guard troops say goodbye in Billings before overseas deployment

BILLINGS — The family of soldiers in the Montana National Guard 1063rd Maintenance Company said goodbye to their loved ones in Billings on Saturday before a 400-day deployment to Southwest Asia.

The 147 soldiers in the 1063rd are primarily from Montana and headquartered in Billings with a detachment that drills in Dillon. The company will travel on Sunday to Fort Hood, Texas for three weeks to complete final training.