Deployment canceled for Pendleton National Guard

About 60 National Guard members in Pendleton have been told they will not be deploying to Afghanistan in January as expected.

The Oregon Military Department confirms that the Oregon National Guard Chinook helicopter aviators would no longer head to Afghanistan because of a drawdown in forces.

The military had informed the Pendleton unit a year ago of the deployment plan. The unit is B Company, 1-168 Aviation.