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About 160 Benning soldiers deploying to Afganistan

Fort Benning held a deployment ceremony Monday evening at Doughboy Stadium on post for the approximately 160 soldiers with the 60th Engineer Company.

The unit is scheduled to deploy Sunday to Afghanistan from Fort Benning.

While overseas they will put up large structures and provide heavy construction support for U.S. and coalition forces.

The 60th Engineer Company is an element of the 11th Engineer Battalion.

Its previous deployment was to Iraq from October 2006 to November 2007.

This is the company’s second deployment to southwest Asia.