A National Guard unit based in Devils Lake has been placed on alert status, meaning they could soon be deployed to Afghanistan in the near future.

According to the official North Dakota National Guard website, approximately 60 members of the 136th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in Devils Lake were informed that the unit could be mobilized.

If the unit is mobilized, they would provide area logistical support to United States and Coalition forces in Afghanistan in early 2017.

The 136th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion is led by Lt. Col. Brock Larson, a Bismarck native, and Sgt. Maj. Darcy Schwind, a Mandan native. It is made up of soldiers from 25 different communities in North Dakota, Minnesota, Kentucky, and Nevada.

No other unit has is on alert for mobilization at this time.

[North Dakota National Guard]