A small contingent of Illinois National Guard soldiers from across the state was given an official send-off at the Bloomington armory for a mission to Afghanistan.
The Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Leonard Wood is one of 29 in the U.S. and Europe.
Local doctor bikes the event, then uses proceeds to study possible cures.
Fort officials say a ceremony will be held tonight for the 463rd Military Police Company returning home.
A rare collection of rifles and revolvers used by soldiers on both sides of the Civil War is on display.
In one instance a civilian died and three soldiers shocked while working with a tactical antenna system.
A 12 hour reading of the names of those who lost their lives in service began at 9:11 Friday night.
The memorial will be held at November 10.
Soldiers names in military vehicle not released yet.