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Soldiers prepare for deployment

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About three dozen reserve soldiers of the 412th Theater Engineer Command are preparing for departure to Afghanistan.

A mobilization farewell ceremony was held Thursday in Vicksburg, led by Col. Craig R. Sanders.

The soldiers are members of a 412th element known as Deployable Command Post Two.

"We're going to be planning and coordinating engineer construction missions across Afghanistan, particularly in the north and west regions and also capital area," said Col. Sanders.

The soldiers are scheduled for departure on Friday. They will first go to Fort Benning, Georgia, before heading to Afghanistan. Their mission will last eleven to twelve months.

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