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Army Reserve unit from northern Utah deploying to Kuwait

By The Associated Press | Posted - Oct 11th, 2018 @ 7:19am

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A U.S. Army Reserve unit based in Logan in northern Utah is deploying to Kuwait.

The Herald Journal reports the 103-member 890th Inland Cargo Transfer Co. is leaving this week for a one-year deployment to support of ongoing military operations in the Middle East.

Sgt. Liz Vargas says the unit will unload shipping containers from arriving ships for distribution to outlying locations and also transfer material from those locations to ports for outbound shipment.

Spc. Lorraine Gonzalez says the 890th has tripled in size during the last three years, growing from 30 soldiers in 2015 to the present count of 103.

Gonzales says many of the soldiers are Logan High School graduates but also soldiers who have transferred in from other Western states.

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