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Emotional Departure Ceremony For Kentucky National Guard Unit

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Updated: 10/23/2012 7:31 pm
There was an emotional send-off on Tuesday in Frankfort for the Kentucky National Guard's Agri-Business Development Team.

Family and friends said goodbye to their loved ones during a departure ceremony.

The 39-member unit is headed to Afghanistan to help local farmers become more self-sufficient.

The unit will train for five weeks at Camp Atterbury in Indiana before deploying overseas.

The Guard members are expected to be gone for 10-months. 

This is the 5th Agricultural Team to go to Afghanistan.

The Guard said this was supposed to be the last team to deploy, but because the program has been such a success, a sixth team is already being trained.
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