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Ceremony planned as Guard soldiers deploy to Middle East

January 3, 2019

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A send-off ceremony is planned for about 50 Nebraska Army National Guard soldiers who will travel to the Middle East.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports Gov. Pete Ricketts will attend the ceremony Saturday in Grand Island marking the departure of soldiers assigned to two aviation units.

The soldiers will move troops, supplies and equipment.

They will first head to Texas for several weeks of training and then deploy to the Middle East.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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