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February 23, 2003

Barksdale Air Force Base Deploys Today

About 200 troops from Barksdale Air Force Base were on their way overseas this weekend on their way to the Pacific region to serve pate in Operation Enduring Freedom.  The men and women's families perhaps not quite as excited about seeing their loved ones leave, but a lot of excitement and nervousness as the soldiers accept their duty.

Their destination at this point not being made public.  One woman said her husband had been deployed several times during his 13-year military career.  Some troops from Barksdale told their families they could be gone anywhere from six months to a year.  Meanwhile, another 200 airmen were prepared to leave Barksdale for deployment overseas within the next few days.

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