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Lt. Governor thanks deploying troops


JOHNSTON (KWWL) -- Lt. Governor Patty Judge thanked Iowa National Guard troops headed to Afghanistan during a sendoff ceremony held at Camp Dodge Thursday morning.

Sixty members of 734th Agribusiness Development Team are being deployed to Afghanistan to help the local farmers.

Judge told troops their personal sacrifices will in turn represent a service to the Afghan people. She called their agricultural expertise critical to food security in the region and an important step toward completion of the overall mission.

Judge told the families of the troops they will not be forgotten during the deployment.

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