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2 Wisconsin Guard units to deploy to Afghanistan

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Two units from the Wisconsin Army National Guard will deploy to Afghanistan this spring in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sussex-based Battery A of the 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment and the 829th Engineer Company, headquartered in Chippewa Falls, will both deploy on separate missions. The 829th has detachments in Ashland and Richland Center.

Battery A's mission will be to provide artillery fire support for coalition forces operating in Afghanistan. About 80 soldiers will deploy with the high mobility artillery rocket system unit.

Meanwhile, the 829th will deploy more than 160 soldiers to southern Afghanistan. Their mission will be to tear down forward operating bases and reclaim materials and equipment accumulated by coalition forces during the war.

Both units will undergo training at Fort Bliss, Texas.

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