Utah troops headed to Afghanistan

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PLEASANT GROVE -- More Utah troops are headed to a war zone. About 60 soldiers in Bravo Company, 405th Civil Affairs Battalion, will deploy to Afghanistan.

They met Wednesday in Pleasant Grove for final preparations. Thursday they go to Camp Atterberry, Indiana, for training before leaving for Afghanistan this summer.

The soldiers will promote continued support for the local government.

Sgt. 1st Class John Newland said, "Our intent is to work ourselves out of a job. So if we're able to bring their standard of living up and get them to a point where they're able to do for themselves."

It's the battalion's second tour in three years.

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