JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - Mississippi's largest Army National Guard unit is wrapping up a period of intensive training in Texas.
The 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team is taking part in Multi-Echelon, Integrated Brigade Training (MIBT) at Fort Hood, Texas.
It began in early June, and it is being done to prepare the unit for a rotation at the Army's National Training Center in California next year.
The 155th is training with the Army's First Cavalry Division and units of the Army Reserve.
"I've spoken to not only the command team at Fort Hood, Texas, but also the United States Army Forces Command commander who was on the ground a few days ago," said Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins, Mississippi's adjutant general. "I had an opportunity to speak with him and he was just completely elated at the success that the 155th and the Mississippi troops have been able to accomplish out there in such as short period of time."
Collins was in Hattiesburg Saturday for the graduation of Class 44 of the Youth Challenge Academy.
The MIBT exercise concludes on June 24.