Claremore Daily Progress

State/Nation

February 26, 2013

National Guard company to depart for Afghanistan

MUSKOGEE — A deployment ceremony is scheduled for about 160 Oklahoma National Guard troops who are heading to Afghanistan.

A ceremony will be held Tuesday in Muskogee for members of the 1220th Engineering Company. The event will be held at 10 a.m. at the Boulevard Christian Church.

According to the National Guard, the Muskogee-based company does construction work and will be deployed to Afghanistan to build and demolish roadways and other paved surfaces for Afghan and coalition forces.

The company will leave for Paktika Province in eastern Afghanistan next month and will be in the country for about nine months.

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