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32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team Sendoff

3,200 members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard head to Iraq

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    The soldiers begin to file into the Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the campus of the Alliant Energy Center.
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    These soldiers await their orders to march into Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
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    Soldiers pass through the lobby to the seating area on the floor.
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    Rows and rows of soliders listen to dignitaries wish them well
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    The ceremony took place over the noon hour February 17, 2009
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    News/Talk 1310 WIBA was on scene for a radiothon for Operation Homefront
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    Mitch Henck was live from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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    He talked with representatives of Operation Homefront.
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    Some soliders also stopped by our broadcast location inside the main entrance.
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    Mitch Henck talks with a solider about being deployed
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    Thousands of family and friends attended the ceremony
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    Vicki McKenna was also on location from 10 a.m. to Noon
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    She talked with military members about the impact of Operation Homefront
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    Vicki McKenna talks with a solider about the upcoming deployment.