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Group of National Guard soldiers headed to Afghanistan

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A group of Wisconsin National Guard soldiers is headed overseas.

They were sent off by family and friends today in Milwaukee. Nearly 80 members of the Sussex based 1-21st FieldArtilleryy regiment are on their way to Afghanistan.

Despite going through this once before, one family member says it's not any easier this time around.

"This is our second deployment, never gets easier though..now I have a 12-year-old and not a 5-year-old," said Rita Juarez, whose husband is part of the soldiers being deployed.

For some it's their first deployment overseas while for others this will be their third.

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