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Mississippi soldiers in aviation unit heading to Afghanistan

A group of about 60 Mississippi Army National Guard soldiers are leaving Jackson to deploy to Afghanistan. A send-off ceremony was held Thursday in Madison for members of Company G of the 1st Battalion of the 168th Aviation Regiment. The company flies medical evacuation missions using UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters. The soldiers first are going to Fort Bliss, Texas, for ...

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209th Civil Engineer Squadron in Gulfport being renamed

GULFPORT — Maj. Gen. Augustus L. Collins, the adjutant general of Mississippi, will host a re-designation ceremony for the 209th Civil Engineer Squadron on Saturday in Gulfport. The unit will now be called the 209th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron. The 209th Civil Engineer Squadron began in 1969 with the activation and federal recognition of the 173d Civil Engineering Flight. ...

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Navistar Defense in West Point saves lives by making safer military vehicles

In mid-February Navistar Defense, LLC received a $23-million contract for an urgent delivery order from the U.S. Army to retrofit armored cabs onto Navistar medium tactical vehicles (MTVs) currently in use by the Afghan National Security Forces. “Delivery of these orders are scheduled for completion this summer,” said Lauren McFarland, spokesperson for Navistar Defense. Navistar Defense employees will replace the ...

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