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People line the street Tuesday as 95 members of the Litchfield-based 849th Mobility Augmentation Company depart for training at Ft. Bliss, Texas. The soldiers will later deploy to Afghanistan. Tribune photo by Kayla Prasek

National Guard soldiers deploy from Litchfield, Minn.

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LITCHFIELD - Friends, family members and supporters of the Minnesota National Guard 849th Mobility Augmentation Company lined the streets of Litchfield on Tuesday morning to send the soldiers off to Texas.

The soldiers of the 849th MAC, based in Litchfield, left Tuesday for pre-deployment training in Ft. Bliss, Texas. This fall, the 95 soldiers will be deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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