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Miss. National Guard's 155th ABCT headed to Texas next week for major exercise

The Mississippi Army National Guard's 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team will go through MIBT training at Fort Hood, Texas from June 3-24. Photo credit WDAM. The Mississippi Army National Guard's 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team will go through MIBT training at Fort Hood, Texas from June 3-24. Photo credit WDAM.
JACKSON, MS (WDAM) -

The state's largest National Guard unit is about to head to Texas for a major new military exercise. 

The 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team will be leaving over the next few days to begin Multi-Echelon Integrated Brigade Training (MIBT) at Fort Hood, Texas.  

The three-week exercise is designed to prepare the unit for a rotation at the Army's National Training Center in California in 2017. 

"It takes a lot of people, it takes a lot of planning, it takes a lot of coordination to pull something like this off and to move this brigade from Mississippi, across Louisiana all the way into Texas is a huge undertaking," said Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins, Mississippi's Adjutant General.  

The MIBT exercise will last from June 3-24. 

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