Ohio National Guard members set to deploy

FAIRFIELD, OH (FOX19) - Members of the Ohio National Guard participated in a call to duty ceremony Friday as they prepare to go overseas.

About 25 soldiers from the Radar Detachment, 1st Battalion, 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment are headed to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

The detachment will provide short-range air defense radar coverage and early warning for forward operating bases and strategic locations in Iraq. They will detect potential aerial threats as well as potential mortar, artillery and rocket attacks.

The ceremony was held Friday morning at Tri-County Assembly of God.

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