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Green Bay area unit headed to Afghanistan

ASHWAUBENON (AP) -- Army reservists based in the Green Bay area will mobilize this week for deployment to Afghanistan.

About 100 soldiers from the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion will spend several weeks training then head to eastern Afghanistan for about nine months. For some members of the 432nd, it will be their first deployment. Others were deployed to Iraq in 2003 and again in 2007.

The departure ceremony will be held Saturday afternoon at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and is open to the public.

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