Troops stationed overseas to dip below 100 soldiers by December

There are currently 650 Connecticut soldiers stationed overseas.

By December that number will dip below 100 soldiers, Gen. Thad Martin of the Connecticut Millitary Department told legislators last week on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee.

The number of Connecticut National Guard soldiers has steadily declined since the drawback in Iraq and Afghanistan. Two years ago, there were 1,300 troops stationed overseas, Martin said.