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MT National Guard 143rd Military Police To Deploy To Afghanistan

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LIVINGSTON -

The 35 men and women with the Montana National Guards 143rd Military Police company are getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan in support of operation enduring freedom.

"I'm recently engaged, so I have fiance back waiting for me, and my folks are also anxious for me to get back already, but the support back home has been great in preparing for deployment," said Sgt. Jon Simanton.

The military police have already been away from home for some time. The 143rd Military Police company, based in Livingston, has been training at Fort Dix, New Jersey for the past six weeks.

"The training has been good, really good getting a lot of good training we're just kind of honing our skills a bit, and the weather is just making us fell like we're home in Montana," said Specialist Mat Smith.

They leave for Afghanistan next week, where they will spend the next year maintaining law and order within operating bases.

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