Deployment ceremony to be held for Illinois National Guard Soldiers

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SPRINGFIELD - A deployment ceremony for five Illinois National Guard Soldiers will be held on November 14, 2014.

The ceremony will be held Friday afternoon at Camp Lincoln in Springfield.  The soldiers selected to be deployed will be part of a specialized embedded staff team.  Officials say the soldiers will train with their Polish counterparts for a short time at Fort Bliss, Texas, before deploying to Afghanistan. 

The soldiers are from various parts of Illinois, and were chosen based on their training and skills.  The team is expected to return to Illinois in the spring of 2015.
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