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Female Soldiers Train for Special Afghanistan Role

FORT DRUM-- Members of the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Female Engagement Team learn how to dine politely during an Afghan meal during pre-mobilization training May 31 in Fort Drum. The 10-person FET will act as cultural mediators when deployed to Iraq, which means they will go on combat missions with the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, march and fight as they do, and then talk to Afghan women in an effort to understand their concerns.

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Wellsville Daily Reporter -- Tue, 24 Jan 2017 Guard unit deploys to Afghanistan ROCHESTER - Local citizen soldiers were called upon to serve in the armed forces ongoing mission in Afghanistan on Sunday morning.

Times Union -- Mon, 23 Jan 2017 Duty Calls: Waterford resident advances to sergeant major Paul T. Lunny of Waterford was promoted to sergeant major in the New York Army National Guard during a ceremony at the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters in Latham.

Time Warner Cable news -- Sun, 22 Jan 2017 Rochester Military Families Say Goodbye Before Deployment ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- During a ceremony Sunday at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Rochester, 20 Army National Guard soldiers said goodbye to their families before leaving for training at... (more)

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