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East TN National Guard soldiers prepare for deployment

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 More than 100 Tennessee Army National Guard soldiers are preparing for deployment to the Middle East.

The 252nd Military Police Company, which is based in Cleveland, Tenn., and Oneida, Tenn., is scheduled to leave for training on Friday, said Niki Gentry with the State of Tennessee Department of Military.

Gentry said 124 soldiers are leaving on a scheduled deployment. A majority of the troops will be based in Afghanistan. They will be relieving troops already there.

Lt. Gregory D. Bishop Jr. of Knoxville has known about the deployment for about a year.


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