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National Guard troops send final Camp Bucca, Iraq, detainees away

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New Richmond, 54017
New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

Wisconsin National Guard troops have completed a major mission in Iraq.

The final detainees were transferred Thursday from Camp Bucca near the Kuwaiti border to other facilities, under an agreement with Iraq's government.

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Guard soldiers from Janesville to Marinette made the transfers, while others were involved in guard duty at Camp Bucca.

Lt. Col. Tim Donovan says some units from Wisconsin are remaining at the camp for various support and security functions and others have moved to other detention facilities.

The work involves members of Wisconsin's 32nd Red Arrow Brigade.

About 3,200 brigade members have been serving at a half-dozen bases in Iraq. Their one-year tours of duty are scheduled to wrap up in January.

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