WLNS.com is reporting that a local Army Reserve National Guard helicopter unit is being called to an overseas mission. The 1st Battalion of the U.S. Army's 147th Aviation Regiment, based in Grand Ledge, will send nearly 65 troops for about one year to support Operation Inherent Resolve, mission aimed at defeating ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Before heading overseas to aid with medical evacuations, aircraft maintenance, tracking, and other missions, the battalion will train at Fort Hood, Texas.