About 350 airmen from Selfridge Air National Guard Base are overseas, deployed on an operation in Southwest Asia to eliminate the terrorist group the Islamic State.

The deployment, which includes a dozen A10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, is expected to last six months, military officials said today.

Per policy, the deployment was kept under wraps for security reasons. The specific country destination was not disclosed, but there have been no injuries or casualties to date, military officials said. […]