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419th out of Bartonville deploying to Kuwait

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Army Reserve Soldiers of the 419th Movement Control Battalion based in Bartonville are preparing to deploy to Kuwait. Congressman Aaron Schock is speaking at the deployment ceremony Friday at the Bartonville American Legion Post. 

The more than 50 soldiers of the battalion are preparing for a year- long deployment. The battalion is responsible for the movement of soldiers, supplies, and equipment with various modes of transportation. The deployment ceremony is an opportunity to recognize the unit’s work and for family and friends to see off loved ones.