Sendoff Tuesday for 150 soldiers at Shelby

Hundreds of 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 10:00 Tuesday morning.

The soldiers have been training at Camp Shelby 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.