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Vt. Guard Soldiers Leave for Training Next Week

Colchester, Vermont - October 21, 2009

Vermont National Guard soldiers preparing for a major deployment to Afghanistan will head to Louisiana next week for training.

About 1,400 Vermonters will ultimately be sent to Afghanistan to train Afghan police and soldiers. They've been preparing with realistic training scenarios and will get more specific training over the next three weeks at Fort Polk in Louisiana. The first 300 will leave on Sunday. The rest will head out at the end of next week. Most of the soldiers will then come back home before the actual deployments begin in December.

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