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Arizona National Guard unit to deploy to Afghanistan

Posted: 4:46 AM, Sep 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-04 10:46:33Z

More than two dozen members of the Arizona Army National Guard are preparing to deploy to Afghanistan.

The Arizona National Guard will hold a send-off ceremony Tuesday morning at the Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix.

The soldiers are based in the 856th Military Police Company.

They will head to Afghanistan to serve a nine-month deployment.

Maj. Gen. Michael T. McGuire, the state's adjutant general, will be the keynote speaker at the 7 a.m. ceremony.