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Nevada Army Guard unit deploys to Afganistan

At least 38 local families will be without a loved one this Christmas. It turns out a unit of the Nevada Army Guard is mobilizing for a one year deployment to Afghanistan.

The 137th is a military police detachment. They are MPs who will protect soldiers from criminal threats while in Afghanistan.

Governor Sandoval made a special trip to the Aliante Hotel Tuesday to see them off/

8 News NOW Anchor Paul Joncich has the story.