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More than 125 soldiers from Ft. Benning deploy to Afghanistan

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Ft. Benning, GA - More than 125 soldiers deploying from Fort Benning to Afghanistan today.

They are members of the 14th Combat Support Hospital and will serve in Afghanistan for about nine months.

The unit is made up of solider's assigned to Fort Benning as well as about 40 medical personnel from all over the Army.

The unit is support unit, and is highly mobile and equipped to set up and care for up to 248 casualties.

It has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan before and while deployed, the unit conducts health support operations that include caring for American and coalition forces as well as detainees.

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