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.
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