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New Mexico National Guard deploys 160 troops overseas

New Mexico National Guard Soldiers from the 720th Transportation Company and the detachments from Espanola, Springer and Santa Rosa bid farewell early this morning as they embark on an overseas deployment Oct. 9, 2020. (New Mexico National Guard/Released)
October 17, 2020

Over 160 troops from the New Mexico National Guard’s 720th Transportation Company were deployed overseas Sunday.

New Mexico National Guard Soldiers from the 720th Transportation Company and the detachments from Espanola, Springer and Santa Rosa bid farewell early this morning as they embark on an overseas deployment Oct. 9, 2020. (New Mexico National Guard/Released)

The deployment included detachments from Española, Springer and Santa Rosa, the National Guard said in a news release. The release didn’t specify a country but referred to the area that includes Iraq and Afghanistan.

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The soldiers will conduct logistical missions, and the deployment will last around 10 months.

New Mexico National Guard Soldiers from the 720th Transportation Company and the detachments from Espanola, Springer and Santa Rosa bid farewell early this morning as they embark on an overseas deployment Oct. 9, 2020. (New Mexico National Guard/Released)

“Thank you for answering your nation’s call,” Maj. Gen. Ken Nava, New Mexico’s adjutant general, told the troops. “You are well trained, well prepared and I know you are going to represent New Mexico well.”

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