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N.H. National Guard group heading to Afghanistan

Captain Jeffrey Pettee of Warren holds up his 11-month-old nephew, Graham-following a send-off at the New Hampshire National Guard's Joint Force Headquarters in Concord; Tuesday, April 23, 2013.
Pettee is one of three members of the New Hampshire National Guard who will head to Afghanistan as part of Salvadoran-led police advisory group, along with SFC Jim Austin of Littleton and SSG Jesse Jennings of Ashland. The three will join a team of six Americans and 12 Salvadorans, training at Fort Polk, Louisiana through June and then to Herat, Afghanistan for a six-month deployment. This is the first time that members of the New Hampshire National Guard have been embedded within a unit from another country.

(ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor staff)

Captain Jeffrey Pettee of Warren holds up his 11-month-old nephew, Graham-following a send-off at the New Hampshire National Guard's Joint Force Headquarters in Concord; Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Pettee is one of three members of the New Hampshire National Guard who will head to Afghanistan as part of Salvadoran-led police advisory group, along with SFC Jim Austin of Littleton and SSG Jesse Jennings of Ashland. The three will join a team of six Americans and 12 Salvadorans, training at Fort Polk, Louisiana through June and then to Herat, Afghanistan for a six-month deployment. This is the first time that members of the New Hampshire National Guard have been embedded within a unit from another country. (ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

Three members of the New Hampshire National Guard will head to Afghanistan as part of a Salvadoran-led police advisory group. A send-off ceremony was held Tuesday morning at the New Hampshire National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters in Concord for the three: Capt. Jeffrey Pettee of Warren, Sgt. 1st Class Jim Austin of Littleton and Staff Sgt. Jesse Jennings of Ashland. The three will join a team of six Americans and 12 Salvadorans to training at Fort Polk, La., through June and then head to Herat, Afghanistan, for a six-month deployment. This is the first time that members of the New Hampshire National Guard have been embedded within a unit from another country.

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Good luck guys.

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