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MINNESOTA NEWS ROUNDUP: National Guard unit deploys for Afghanistan

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A Minnesota National Guard unit will soon begin a dangerous assignment in Afghanistan. Ninety-five members of the 849th Mobility Augmentation Company left Litchfield yesterday (Sun) for a one-year tour of duty. Their job will be to clear roads of improvised explosive devices. Captain Matt Jukkala says the troops are prepared and their number-one goal is bringing everybody home in the exact condition in which they left.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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