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Missouri National Guard troops to deploy to Kosovo

By AP/KWMU

Jefferson City, MO. – About 1,000 Missouri Army National Guard troops will be deployed to Kosovo early next year.

The Guard says it will be the state's largest single unit deployment since World War I.

The exact date of the deployment has not been set but it will be between January and April.

The Guard's 110th Combat Support Brigade, in Kansas City, will lead the Missouri unit in peacekeeping efforts.

The brigade combines many military functions within one command.

In the St. Louis area the mobilization will affect the 70th Troop Command of Jefferson Barracks and the 135th Rear Operations Center, both of St. Louis, and the 3175th Military Police Company of Warrenton.

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