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Link: - El Paso Times.

McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- Stretching into the eastern and western horizons, about 3,000 New Jersey Army National Guard soldiers stood in units eight across and as many as 15 deep Friday during a departure ceremony that signaled an end to training and the beginning of a 10-month deployment to Iraq.

It is the largest deployment of New Jersey Army National Guard soldiers since World War II, said Maj. Gen. Mark A. Graham, commander of Division West.

"Soldiers of the (50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)