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Utah National Guard members to deploy for cyber mission

(Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Members of the Utah National Guard will deploy as part of an effort to maintain critical infrastructure for the U.S. Army Cyber Command.

The 18 guard members will leave Wednesday from the Utah National Guard headquarters in Draper. Their deployment to Ft. Meade in Maryland will last 400 days.

Cpt. Kylie Boyle is the senior officer in charge of the Utah team. He says the cyber environment is always evolving and the team is excited about using the training it has received over the last three years.

The team will be federalized in February after receiving more training when it gets to Maryland.

The work is part of Task Force Echo III. The task force consists of 12 states working together under the 126th Cyber Battalion based out of Massachusetts.

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