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Soldier sendoff ceremonies take place across Iowa

BOONE (KWWL) -- Friday marks the start of the largest deployment of Iowa troops since World War Two.

Family and friends gathered to say goodbye to members of the 2nd Brigade Combat team in six separate ceremonies across Iowa.

The American Legion of Iowa has set up a system to match volunteers with local military families needing assistance. Volunteers can sign up to do anything from lawn care or babysitting to providing transportation. For more information, click here.

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