A North Dakota Army National Guard unit based in Bismarck got the word this week that they may be deployed to the Horn of Africa.

The good news is that if it happens, it won't happen until next summer.

West Dakota Fox reports, "Detachment 7, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 245th Aviation Regiment of Operational Airlift Support is on alert for possible deployment to the Horn of Africa in the summer of 2017."