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AP soldiers get ready for deployment

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 WATERLOO (KWWL)-- Aplington-Parkersburg families threw their goodbye party Sunday.

Four soldiers from the area are heading to Afghanistan with the Iowa National Guard.

In the group, two best friends who signed up together.

They are still unsure of what to expect after their departure.

Family and friends collected funds to create care packages for the boys.

Johnson County Military Affairs association just announced they have established the Iowa Troop Pantry.

It's part of their service to the community.

All Iowa Service members are eligible to receive packages from home through the program.

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