A deployment ceremony is being held this week for nineteen New Hampshire Army National Guard members who are heading to Afghanistan.
The soldiers will conduct medical evacuation missions for U.S. and coalition forces and civilians. They will report to Fort Hood, Texas, for training and head to Afghanistan at the end of November.
The Guard members plan to spend nine months in Afghanistan. Soldiers from the unit also have deployed to Bosnia and to Iraq.
A deployment ceremony is being held Friday morning, in Concord.