CAMP RIPLEY -- Four soldiers from Camp Ripley are leaving today (Wednesday) for Iraq.

The soldiers are from the 107th Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Detachment of the Minnesota National Guard.

They will ensure military equipment is prepared to leave Iraq over the next year, during Operation New Dawn.

Governor Dayton will host a ceremony for the four soldiers at 2:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the State Capitol.