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(KSL News) -- Hundreds of Utah troops will deploy for Iraq this week.
The 145th Field Artillery Unit includes 450 soldiers from Utah stationed in Logan, Camp Williams, Spanish Fork and Manti.
The guardsmen will serve as military police and are expecting to be security detail for a prison camp in Iraq dealing with detainees.
Most have been told to prepare to be on active duty for at least one year.
Small town send-offs have been taking place all weekend.