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IOWA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD UNITS PREPARE FOR COMING DEPLOYMENTS

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The leader of the Iowa National Guard, Major General Ben Corell, says a major deployment of Iowa soldiers is coming this year.

OC………and deploy” :13

General Corell says there are currently around 100 soldiers and airmen deployed overseas, but that number will soon increase:

OC…………..Africa command” :12

Corell says it has been almost ten years since this many guard members were activated for federal duty, with deployments likely starting late in the spring:

OC……….currently expecting” :22

Corell announced the deployments during the annual state of the National Guard address today (Thursday) to the Iowa Legislature.

OC…….into harms way” :24

General Corell did not identify in his speech the specific army guard units that will be deployed.

A guard spokesman says Sioux City’s 185th Air National Guard Refueling Wing is not expected to be impacted by the upcoming deployments.