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Members of Montana's Army National Guard head to Afghanistan

Slide Show: 495th Begins Year-Long Deployment

By Lido Vizzutti, 11-07-12

Family and friends filled a hanger at Glacier Jet Center to shed tears, share laughs and say goodbyes as the Montana Army National Guard’s 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion began its year-long deployment to Afghanistan on Nov. 6. The 60 soldiers boarded a commercial airplane headed to Fort Hood, Texas, for six weeks of training and then a year in Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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