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Airmen from Ga. Nat'l Guard headed to Afghanistan

SAVANNAH, GA (AP) - Airmen from the Georgia Air National Guard are heading to Afghanistan.

WTOC-TV reports that members of the 165th Airlift Wing left this week for their ninth deployment since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Sgt. Michael Shiley said leaving in the middle of the holidays is tough, but he said he gets the support to make it through.

The unit helps fly C-130 transport planes, which ferry troops and equipment to air strips and airfields built on rough terrain. The wing expects to return to the United States in March.

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