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Gov. Evers to attend sendoff ceremony for troops based out of Eau Claire

Menomonie (WQOW) – Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Army National Guard will take part in a ceremony sending off 400 local National Guard soldiers to Afghanistan.

The ceremony will be held this Sunday at noon at the Johnson Fieldhouse on the UW-Stout campus.

Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry based out of Eau Claire will act as a security element for coalition forces operating in the region.

They expect to be there for about a year.

The infantry has deployed multiple times since 9/11, but this will be their first trip to Afghanistan.

The event is not open to the public.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer.

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