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National Guard Confirms Soldiers Injured in Northeast Jordan Near Syrian Border

24-002 | Jan. 31, 2024

The National Guard Bureau confirmed today at least 41 Guardsmen were injured in the January 28 unmanned aerial system attack on the U.S. logistics support facility known as Tower 22 in northeast Jordan that killed three Fort Moore, Georgia-based Army Reserve soldiers.

The injured Guard soldiers are from units based in Arizona, California, Kentucky and New York. Twenty-seven were able to return to duty while 14 others continue to be evaluated for follow-on care, including one requiring medical evacuation from Jordan who is in stable condition.

“I echo President Biden and Secretary Austin’s condemnation of this attack,” said Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Chief of the National Guard Bureau. “It will not deter our citizen soldiers from their mission of defending America and its interests.”

Several hundred U.S. Army and Air Force personnel are deployed to the facility in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, including members of the 1-158th Infantry Battalion of the Arizona National Guard, the 40th Infantry Division of the California National Guard, the 138th Field Artillery Brigade of the Kentucky National Guard and the 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion of the New York National Guard.

More than 27,000 National Guardsmen and women are deployed in support of overseas operations, including 8,300 across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.