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FT. DIX, NJ-18 AUGUST 2006-081806JS01-Spc. Patrick Owens of Waterbury, loads up his gear, including his M249 SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) machine gun, as he and other members of the National Guard are deployed to Iraq from McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey on Tuesday. Owens is a member of Connecticut National Guard's 143rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB) based in Waterbury.  --Jim Shannon Republican-American