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Current deployment orders last only until Aug. 21, but state leaders say more support is still needed.
The move extends the deployments from 89 days to more than 120.
Current plans call for Guard missions to end after 89 days, one day short of minimums needed to qualify for certain retirement and education benefits.
The June 24 deadline for the end of Guard orders would leave troops at 89 days of active-duty, just short of the 90 needed for benefits.