Mississippi military police company to leave post for Iraq

Hundreds family members, friends and

supporters are expected at Camp Shelby to see off about 150 Army

National Guard soldiers in the 113th Military Police Company.

The ceremony for the Brandon based unit will start at 10:30 a.m.

on Tuesday.

The soldiers have been training at Camp Shelby, a sprawling base

near Hattiesburg, for the past several weeks.

The soldiers are military police personnel and are headed for a

deployment in Iraq.

Lt. Col. Doril Sanders, a base spokesman, said the unit has been

training in a "theater immersion" regimen.

Theater immersion is a training program designed by the Army

that uses Arabic role-players, simulated battlefields and mock

Middle Eastern cities to mimic the sights and sounds soldiers will

encounter overseas.