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Twelve members of the NY Army National Guard deploy to Afghanistan

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LATHAM, N.Y. (AP) - Twelve members of the New York Army National Guard from across the state have deployed to Afghanistan.

State officials say the Guard members had been training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Four left for Afghanistan over the weekend and eight left on Monday.

The soldiers comprise a Security Forces Assistance Team that will work with Afghan police as teachers, coaches and mentors. They'll be deployed for about nine months.

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