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Associated Press , Published October 18 2013

Send-off ceremony set for ND Guard soldiers

BISMARCK — A send-off ceremony is planned this weekend for about 40 North Dakota Army National Guard soldiers bound for a year of duty in Kosovo.

The guard says the ceremony for Company C, 2nd Battalion of the 285th Aviation Regiment is set for 10 a.m. Sunday at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Bismarck.

The soldiers will head to Fort Hood in Texas for final training and then serve overseas in support of the NATO-led international peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.

The unit served in Iraq in 2009.

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