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Troops Headed to Iraq, Kuwait

January 5th, 2010 by Mike Vasilinda

Statewide, 2500 National Guardsmen are being deployed for a year long tour in Iraq and Kuwait, marking the largest Florida National Guard deployment since World War II. In Tallahassee, 100 guardsmen participated in their activation ceremony this afternoon. Jennifer Millers husband Rick is one of the men headed for Iraq. She says she isnt looking forward to the next year.

Reality is actually starting to hit, that hes actually leaving, that hes going to be gone for all this time,” Miller said. “Im proud of him, but Im worried. Im worried with kids.

The guardsmen will receive additional training at Fort Hood, Texas before being deployed in Iraq. Their mission will be base and convoy security.

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