PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Soldiers with the South Dakota National Guard are preparing to be deployed to Afghanistan next month.
About 70 members of guard's 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion will spend nine months overseas providing support in areas like transportation, supply and maintenance support.
A deployment ceremony is set for July 6 at 10 a.m. at the Riggs High School gymnasium.
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