INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana soldiers were sent off Saturday at a ceremony on the eve of a deployment to the Middle East.
The members of the Army Reserve's 55th Medical Detachment are headed to Kuwait to help military men and women already stationed overseas.
The group, stationed in Lawrence, will provide mental health support and assistance for deployed and returning soldiers and civilians.
A deployment ceremony was held for the group at the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis on Saturday.
While some soldiers left their families behind with heavy hearts, others were focused on the job waiting for them.
"I'm just excited about the job we're getting ready to do," said Specialist Andrew Drake. "I'm not really concerned about myself right now. I'm just excited about what I'm going to be doing, and I'm going to be with all my brothers and sisters out there and hopefully provide something good for them."
The 55th Medical Detachment was scheduled to head back to Lawrence for last minute-training exercises before heading to Kuwait in the next couple of weeks.
Boy ticketed for riding bike in Anderson park
An Anderson boy shocked his family when he came home with a ticket -- for riding his bike in a park.
New development in Irvington moving forward
The Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission gave the green light for a new commercial development in Irvington to move forward.
Man injured in shooting on city's north side
Police were investigating after a man was shot on the city's north side Wednesday night.
Anderson police make arrest in fatal hit-and-run
Anderson police made an arrest after a Chesterfield woman was killed in a hit-and-run incident over the weekend.
1 arrested in fatal south-side shooting
One man was arrested after a person was killed in a shooting on the south side early Wednesday.
Missing 79-year-old man drowns in lake
Authorities ended their search for a missing Johnson County man Wednesday evening.