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Arizona National Guard unit to deploy to Afghanistan

Posted: 3:46 AM, Sep 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-04 10:46:33Z
Arizona National Guard unit to deploy to Afghanistan

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.