Illinois National Guard soldiers prepare to deploy on Sept 11th

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NORTH RIVERSIDE, Ill. -- 15 years after the nine eleven attacks, a group Illinois soldiers are preparing to go to Afghanistan.

An official deployment ceremony will be held on Sunday September 11th at their base in North Riverside for the Illinois National Guard 710 medical company.

20 National Guard members will be leaving their families behind to be part of a medical team.

They’ll train first in Fort Hood, Texas then continue on to Afghanistan