FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A send-off is planned Sunday for members of a North Dakota National Guard unit based in Fargo.

Fifteen members of the North Dakota Army National Guard’s 231st Brigade Support Battalion Logistical Support Element are going on a yearlong deployment.

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The soldiers will travel overseas to provide logistical support to U.S. Central Command units, including the management of supply, maintenance, transportation and cargo movement activities. They have completed a number of pre-certification trainings and tests to prepare for the mission.

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The soldiers, all of whom belong to the unit headquarter in Fargo, are from five North Dakota and Minnesota cities.

The send-off ceremony is set to be held in Fargo on Sunday afternoon. Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, North Dakota adjutant general, will speak at the event.

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