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Connecticut Soldiers Deploying to Afghanistan

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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal greets soldiers at a send-off ceremony at the State Armory in Hartford Saturday. (WTIC Photo)

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal greets soldiers at a send-off ceremony at the State Armory in Hartford Saturday. (WTIC Photo)

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The 344th military police company, an Army Reserve unit out of Middletown, is on its way to deployment in Afghanistan. Their mission will be to provide training and support for the operations of the Afghan prison system.

Many of the 121 soldiers work in corrections or law enforcement as civilians. Their sendoff was Saturday afternoon at the State Armory in Hartford.

The troops’ first stop is Fort Bliss, Texas, for additional training.

Senator Blumenthal and Lt. Gov. Wyman were on hand for the sendoff.

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