AFRICA: Florida National Guard Unit to Horn of Africa

August 12, 2015 at 11:58 pm Leave a comment

Eastbound and Down.

More than 600 members of the Florida National Guard are leaving for deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom — but members of the 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment are going to Africa, not Afghanistan, according to local news and broadcast sites.

The troops are set for an estimated nine-month mission in the Horn of Africa. Before shipping overseas, they are heading to Fort Bliss, Texas for additional training. The regiment is part of the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

The Horn of Africa

The Horn of Africa

While in Africa, the Florida troops will conduct protection and security operations.

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