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Updated Jul 28, 2012 - 9:23 am

Arizona Guard soldiers to deploy to Afghanistan

PHOENIX -— The Arizona National Guard is sending some of its
soldiers to Afghanistan to help advise and assist police
forces.

The Guard says the 37 soldiers going are assigned to three
security force assistance teams of the 1st Battalion of the
158th Infantry Regiment.

They will participate in a ceremony Wednesday afternoon at a
Guard installation in Phoenix to mark their scheduled
deployment to Afghanistan.

The soldiers will first go to Camp Shelby, Miss., for 12
weeks of training.

The Guard says the soldiers being deployed are from a number
of communities in Arizona as well as two in California.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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