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Ariz. National Guard head to Afghanistan

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Members of an Arizona National Guard air ambulance unit are deploying to Afghanistan.

KTVK-TV reports the 23 Arizona soldiers who make up the unit will first stop in Fort Hood, Texas, where they will join other company elements from New Mexico and Minnesota for 60 to 70 days of training. After that, they will leave for Afghanistan.

The soldiers are from Avondale, Dewey, Eloy, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson.

Family members gathered for a teary goodbye Monday at the Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix.

Officials have not said how long the deployment will last.

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