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WI Natl. Guard unit on field artillery mission

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PLYMOUTH (WKOW) -- An 80-member unit of the Wisconsin Army National Guard is on its way to Afghanistan.

The Plymouth-based Bravo Battery is trained to fire rocket and missile rounds from a self-contained vehicle. After months of training at the Plymouth Armory, the unit spent weeks at Fort Bliss, Texas preparing for deployment.

The Sheboygan Press says the soldiers dealt with a variety of weather at Fort Bliss, including high wind, rain, sandstorms and a snowstorm.

Capt. Matthew Mangerson, the unit's commander, says there are a small number of High Mobility Artillery Rocket System units in the country. And, he says an even smaller number have fired rockets in 70 mph crosswinds.

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