600 Florida Army National Guardsmen To Deploy To Horn Of Africa

By  //  August 1, 2015

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Operation Enduring Freedom

Florida Army National Guard Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, present a joint color guard with a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida during a ceremony at the reenactment of the Battle of Okeechobee in Okeechobee, Fla., Feb. 28, 2015. (Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa)

Florida Army National Guard Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, present a joint color guard with a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida during a ceremony at the reenactment of the Battle of Okeechobee in Okeechobee, Fla., Feb. 28, 2015. (Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa)

ORLANDO, FLORIDA — More than 600 members of the Florida Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment will deploy to the Horn of Africa in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The Soldiers will depart from Florida, traveling first to Ft. Bliss, Texas, for additional training prior to the overseas deployment for the estimated nine-month-long mission.

The military deployment ceremony will include families, friends, dignitaries and military leaders from the Florida National Guard.

A ceremony for the regiment is scheduled for 9 a.m., Monday, Aug.  3. United North Hangar, located at 8855 Tradeport Drive, Orlando, Fla.


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