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Ready for deployment
Photo supplied Sgt. Jennifer Valencia is a member of the 829th Engineer Company that will be sent for training Saturday in Florida. Her unit will be sent to Iraq in April. She plans to keep in contact with her husband, Abraham, and son, Isaak, as often as she can while shes deployed overseas.
MONROE - Sgt. Jennifer Valencia is apprehensive about her upcoming overseas deployment, but she's aware that's she's not alone in either her sacrifice or her patriotism."There are other parents over there who have been there for a while who want to come home," Valencia said. "I volunteered to go over so that someone else didn't have to."