Missouri National Guard to be deployed to Kosovo for peacekeeping mission

National Guardsmen prepare mentally and physically for their upcoming peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.
Sunday, March 16, 2008 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 9:24 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

When Rebecca Segovia-Johnson of Jefferson City signed a 6-year contract with the Missouri National Guard more than 23 years ago, she thought she would finish her college degree, serve a few years as a medic and then open her own art studio. She did not see herself as a full-time Guardsman in medical operations.