- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - A 20-member Arizona Army National Guard unit is headed to the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Guard officials say the 123rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment will deploy for nine months to the base known for its detention facility.

The Guard is holding a send-off ceremony Tuesday at Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix for the unit, which is making its third overseas deployment in 10 years.

Hometowns of members of the detachment include Casa Grande, Chandler, Flagstaff, Gilbert, Glendale, Maricopa and Mesa. Others are from Phoenix, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Show Low, Tempe and Tucson. One member is from California.

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