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Camp Blanding ceremony gives send-off to engineer unit

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A civil engineer response force is preparing for deployment to Qatar, and Florida National Guard Spokesman Ron Tittle says a gathering today at Camp Blanding will send the unit off. He says the members of the 202nd RED HORSE Deployment Engineer unit will focus on highly specialized training.

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About half of the 200 members in the unit will first go to a three-week training in New Mexico before the entire unit rejoins to head to Qatar.

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