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Local troops to deploy for Afghanistan

By Chris Jamele

Buffalo, NY – A ceremony will be held this afternoon at the Niagara Falls Armed Forces Reserve Center for the deployment of a US Army Reserve team.

The twenty member 1982nd Forward Surgical Team will head to Afghanistan to offer support in Operation Enduring Freedom. The team was previously deployed in Iraq in 2003.

The unit provides medical attention to critically wounded soldiers at the point of injury.

The deployment will last for one year.