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Deployment ceremony Friday for NH Guard unit

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire Army National Guard unit is mobilizing soon in support of combat operations in Afghanistan.

A deployment ceremony for the 237th Military Police Company is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at the Southern New Hampshire field house in Manchester.

The unit made up of 110 soldiers will train at Fort Bliss, Texas, for two months before departing to Khost Province where it mentor Afghan National Police and conduct joint patrols to locate and defeat enemy insurgents.

The company is divided among armories in Concord, Lebanon and Plymouth.

It's the first time that 77 of the soldiers are being deployed. Others are on their second and third, and one is on his fifth deployment.

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