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D.C. Air National Guard departing for Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 175 members of the District of Columbia Air National Guard are leaving for Afghanistan.

Pilots, aircraft maintenance crews and other support staff began leaving Friday. The main group of more than 100 members will depart Saturday evening from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

Some members of the group are expected to return in late December while others will stay in Afghanistan for longer.

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