The combat engineer platoon, part of the 118th Engineer Sapper Company based in Salt Lake City, will eventually be deployed in Afghanistan to complete a route-clearance mission.
Approximately 40 local residents will be involved in the mission, according to National Guard officials.
The platoon completed a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a benefit family dance during the Independence Day celebrations in Blanding over the Fourth of July weekend. The dance will be held at the armory in Blanding.