Tri-state residents are urged to show their support for the 1st Battalion 133rd Infantry who are about to deploy.  Soldiers from Alpha Company will be part of a send off ceremony at 12:30 Saturday at the Armory on Old Highway Road.

At approximately 1pm the troops will travel through Dubuque before heading to Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa. The route will take them from the Armory on Old Highway Road to Northwest Arterial to Pennsylvania Avenue, to JFK and from JFK to Dodge Street/Highway 20. The troops will be then escorted to the county line

Townsquare Media is urging families and friends to support the 133rd and wave to them as they leave. Make a sign and show your support for these brave men and women. Parking will be available along Pennsylvania, between JFK and Northwest Arterial, businesses and restaurants along JFK, Hempstead High School and Dubuque Bible Church.