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Fort McCoy near Sparta will start training another 200 soldiers for Afghanistan

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Fort McCoy near Sparta continues to train soldiers to serve in Afghanistan.

Another 200 will arrive next week.

Members of the Arkansas National Guard's 875th Engineer Battalion will leave their headquarters at Jonesboro on Tuesday.

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They'll spend two months training at Fort McCoy before heading to Afghanistan in January.

The unit will join part of a team that finds and destroys roadside bombs in that country.

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