Alaska Guardsmen Deploy To Guantanamo Bay

About 50 Alaska Army National Guard members will deploy to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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The guardsmen from the 761 Military Police Battalion, 38th Troop Command, will serve about a year.

The soldiers will join up with about 30 members of a subordinate unit who deployed in September for training in Texas ahead of the Guantanamo Bay assignment.

The guardsmen will care for detainees and conduct intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination.