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      Soldiers and dogs deploy for Afghanistan

      Families and friends said their farewells to about a dozen military men, women, and dogs Monday.

      Ft. Leonard Wood held a deployment ceremony for the Engineer Canine Company, 5th Engineer Battalion.

      The group included 5 working dogs and their handlers, plus 4 veterinarian technicians.

      The soldiers are headed to Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom.

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