Sixteen Missouri National Guard members are headed off to the war on terror. While it’s not the biggest group to deploy from the state, this mission is unique in that the 16 are from several different units across the state. And, they’re coming together for the first time just for this mission. Major Scott Englund is the commander of the Missouri contingent. He says his soldiers will join other national guard members from other states in Indiana for training. The entire brigade will deploy to Afghanistan to teach the Afghan National Army how to supply its own troops. Englund says the prospect of going to such a hostile war zone is sobering, but he hopes his guys can make a difference.