Mississippi soldiers will be deploying to Afghanistan. Sixty members of Company G, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment, headquartered in Jackson took part in a deployment send-off ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church.
The soldiers will be deployed for approximately 10 months in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The unit will provide rotary wing aviation medical evacuation support using UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters during the deployment. Operation Freedom’s Sentinel is the follow-on mission to Operation Enduring Freedom in continuation of the Global War on Terrorism.
The company is now in Fort Bliss, Texas completing their required post-mobilization training for the deployment.