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Troops deploy to Afghanistan from Melbourne base

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) - A day after tears and pride
mixed on Patrick Air Force Base in Melbourne as families saw off
reserves leaving for Afghanistan, another group is expected home to
smiles.

Reserve airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing left Sunday to
Afghanistan. They will support the Army's medical evacuations
there.

Eighty airmen deployed over a four-day stretch over
Christmas weekend.

The airmen who left over the weekend will replace a similar-sized team of airmen who will return Monday afternoon to Patrick Air Force Base.


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