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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A financial management detachment with the Tennessee National Guard is departing for a 10-month deployment to Europe to support Operation Joint Guardian in Kosovo, officials said.

The 1129th Finance Management Support Detachment is stopping at Fort Hood, Texas, for mobilization training before deployment to the NATO-led international peacekeeping force in Kosovo, the Tennessee National Guard said in a news release Friday.

The unit will be responsible for government contracting and commercial vendor services, and providing financial support to soldiers within their area of responsibility, officials said.

"We've been training for over a year and are looking forward to doing our job overseas," said Sgt. 1st Class Alicia Hollis, the 1129th's non-commissioned officer-in-charge.

 

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