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Send-offs at Fort Indiantown Gap for troops heading overseas

Written by Megan Lello, witf Reporter and Producer | Oct 12, 2012 1:55 PM

(Annville) -- The Pennsylvania National Guard is marking the deployment of troops who are soon deploying overseas.

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A send-off ceremony has been held at Fort Indiantown Gap for more than 1,5000 soldiers from Troop C of the 1-104th Cavalry Squadron and Company D of the 228th Brigade Support Battalion, who are heading to Kuwait to conduct security operations next year. They'll first complete training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi and will make up the 55th Heavy Brigade Combat Team.

About 60 soldiers from Company B of the second of the 104th General Support Aviation Battalion are also heading overseas. They'll train at Fort Hood, Texas before deploying to Afghanistan next year to conduct missions using Chinook helicopters.

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