400 Tennessee National Guard soldiers to deploy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Four units of the Tennessee Army National Guard totaling about 440 soldiers will deploy in the next two months for a tour in Iraq.

Guard officials announced the deployments Tuesday, but the units had been on alert for several weeks.

About 100 soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 168th MP Battalion, based in Dyersburg, will leave for training at Fort Dix, N.J. on Oct. 25.

The 267th Military Police Headquarters in Dickson and the unit's detachment in Waverly are scheduled to leave for training on Nov. 11. The two units are comprised of about 170 soldiers.

And 170 soldiers from the 269th Military Police Company in Murfreesboro will leave on Nov. 15.

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