WVa National Guard Members Mobilized For Iraq Duty

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- About 80 members of a Dunbar-based West Virginia National Guard unit are preparing for a one-year tour of duty in Iraq.

A deployment ceremony is set for 3:45 p.m. Friday at the Embassy Suites hotel in Charleston.

About 80 members of the 151st Military Police Battalion are scheduled to leave Saturday.

They will conduct pre-deployment training at Fort Bliss in Texas before going to Iraq later this year.

The guard says the soldiers will train Iraqi forces to conduct security and police operations.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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