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HILO, Hawaii: About 50 soldiers from a Hilo-based National Guard helicopter unit are on their way to Iraq… and for many of them, it will not be their first time.
The Company C, 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment held a deployment ceremony on Wednesday, here at Armed Forces Reserve Center near the Hilo International Airport.
The soldiers are scheduled to leave the islands for Fort Hood, Texas where they will continue training for a month-and-a-half.
Over half of these soldiers were part of Company C when it deployed to Iraq in August 2007.