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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hundreds more families will be saying farewell to their loved ones Friday as more National Guard members deploy.

It part of the second largest deployment for Minnesota guard members since World War II.

Soldiers from the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division have been deploying since May.

At 11 a.m. Friday, soldiers based in Rosemount, Minn. took part in a deployment ceremony.

At 6 p.m., soldiers stationed at Camp Ripley will have their ceremony.

Guard members will be stationed in Kuwait.

While overseas, the troops will provide security and transportation for supplies and other soldiers as part of Operation New Dawn.

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