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Soldiers Deploying Wednesday

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BELGRADE -

Thirty-five Montana National Guard Military Police Soldiers are preparing to depart for training in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Wednesday.

The 143rd Military Police Company will first head to Fort Dix, N.J., where they will train for six weeks before deploying to Afghanistan.

They will spend the next year maintaining law and order within operating bases.

A departure ceremony will be held for friends and family on Tuesday at the Belgrade Armed Forces Reserve Center at 2 p.m.

Congressman Steve Daines was on hand today to wish them the best on their deployment.

"I just really encourage the community to do all we can to stand behind these men and their families awaiting their return," said Daines.

The soldiers will leave Wednesday morning from the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport at 7:30 a.m.

This is the third deployment for the 143rd since 2002.

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