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More Wisconsin soldiers prepare for duty in Afghanistan

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US Amy soldiers patrol in Panjwai district Kandahar province southern Afghanistan
US Amy soldiers patrol in Panjwai district Kandahar province southern Afghanistan

UNDATED (WSAU)   About 80 Wisconsin National Guard soldiers will start six weeks of training today, before beginning a nine-month mission in Afghanistan. The 121st Field Artillery unit of Plymouth had a large send-off during the weekend. They’re called the “Bravo Battery” – and they’ll leave for Fort Bliss in Texas, to get final training before they head off to Afghanistan. The unit has been in a training mode at home since March.

The unit is considered to have top-quality marksmen – and members say they look forward to doing what they’ve been trained for. About 12 of the members are making their third trip overseas since Operating Enduring Freedom began.

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