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Nearly 60 Michigan Soldiers Headed To Afghanistan

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MOUNT CLEMENS (WWJ) – A group of Michigan soldiers are preparing to deply to Afghanistan. The aviation battalion will stay goodbye to family and friends Saturday before heading overseas for a year.

B Company, 3-238th General Support Aviation Battalion will deploy as a company brought together from several different companies of the battalion.

“Upon reaching Afghanistan the unit will most likely disperse to different locations depending on missions that include minor and major aircraft maintenance, multi-aircraft night vision goggle flights, and several other as-needed assignments,” said Capt. Jeremy Barnard the company commander.

“Over the past year this group of Soldiers has been working on fine-tuning not only their personal Military Occupational Specialty skills but also perfecting basic Soldiering skills necessary for any mission that may arise,” he said.

According to officials at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base, more than 1,200 Michigan National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are deployed across the globe in support of the global war on terrorism.

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