Local National Guardsmen Prepare for Overseas Duty

About 80 Panama City soldiers are gearing up for deployment to Afghanistan.

Members of Panama City's 3rd Battalion 124th Infantry spent Friday filling out paperwork and getting their affairs in order.

These men and women from the Florida National Guard are heading for Camp Shelby in Mississippi.

They'll spend the next three months training there before shipping out to Afghanistan. Most of them are being deployed for the first time.

The group leaves next weekend for Camp Shelby.