More Military Personnel Heading Overseas

More Military Personnel Heading Overseas

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- More Utah military personnel are heading to the Middle East this week to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

About 140 soldiers from the Utah National Guard's 116th Engineer Company based in Spanish Fork will leave Fort Carson, Colorado for Iraq.

The troops will spend a year at a base north of Baghdad building roads and performing other jobs that require heavy earthmovers.

Reservists from Hill Air Force Base will also leave this week. About 50 members of the 67th Aerial Port Squadron will depart for Iraq on board military aircraft.

The squadron specializes in loading cargo and processing passengers for travel on military aircraft. They'll be deployed to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom for about a year.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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