JBLM soldiers coming and going to Afghanistan

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JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Joint Base Lewis-McChord is welcoming some soldiers home from Afghanistan and preparing to send more to war.

The Army says about 40 ordnance disposal soldiers are due to return late Friday or early Saturday. The members of the 53rd Ordnance Company have been in Afghanistan for a year, clearing roads of improvised bombs.

Meanwhile, about 170 military police are preparing to go to Afghanistan to work with national police. Joint Base Lewis-McChord is holding a deployment ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday for the 54th Military Police Company.