NCNG' 210th Military Police Soldiers Mobilize for Afghanistan

Raleigh

A mobilization ceremony for more than 25 soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard’s 210th Military Police Company was held Wed., April 17 at Southwestern Community College in Sylva.

The soldiers are deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and will be primarily responsible for providing security and enforcement operations for military bases. The 210th MP unit will be gone for about a year. They participate in training at Fort Bliss, Texas, before flying to Afghanistan later this spring.

The unit was deployed previously in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1991 and in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004. The MPs have received numerous unit awards to include a Valorous Unit Award for their service in Iraq and the N.C. Governor’s Unit Citation for outstanding performance.

 

Photo caption: NCNG Adjutant General Major General Greg Lusk meets with soldiers assigned to the 210th Military Police Company prior to their deployment ceremony April 17, 2013 at the Southwestern Community College auditorium in Sylva, N.C. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen

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