Deployment of Utah soldiers delayed Sunday

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah soldiers scheduled to leave Salt Lake International Airport Sunday for a 12-month deployment in Kosovo were delayed because of weather.

Sixty National Guard’s 2nd battalion, 211th Aviation, were meant to leave over the weekend. The first batch left Saturday morning from the Utah Guard's Army Aviation support facility in West Jordan.

The last three groups were scheduled to leave from the airport Sunday. The first group made it to Fort Hood in Texas. The second group got stuck in Dallas and the third group didn't leave at all.

The soldiers will provide medical evacuation and airlift capabilities to NATO forces in Kosovo, according to a press release.

The soldiers should be on their way to Fort Hood Monday.

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