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Yakima Guard unit headed to Iraq

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CAMP MURRAY, Wash. (AP) - A National Guard unit based in Yakima is headed to Iraq.

The Guard says about 25 members of the 144th Liaison Team will spend most of a year supporting commanders and providing security. The 144th previously served in Afghanistan, returning in April of 2006.

A farewell ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Yakima Readiness Center.