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300 Local National Guard Troops Prepare To Deploy

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PHILADELPHIA -

The Pennsylvania National Guard held a deployment ceremony Friday morning for troops headed overseas.

Senior National Guard officials were conducting the ceremony at 8 a.m. at the Southampton Road armory in Northeast Philadelphia.

Three hundred soldiers from the 104th Cavalry Squadron will train in Mississippi before they head to Kuwait next year.

The 55th Heavy Brigade is based in Scranton but has units throughout the eastern half of the state.

FOX 29's Dave Kinchen was on hand for Friday morning's sendoff and filed this report.

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