About 30 Mississippi soldiers headed to Afghanistan

BRANDON, Miss. (WJTV) — About 30 Mississippi soldiers are headed to Afghanistan to help with Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Wednesday morning, Members of the 230th Finance Detachment, based in Jackson held a sendoff ceremony at the Brandon Civic Center.

Operation Freedom’s Sentinel focuses on Afghan security forces training, advising, and assistance and counterterrorism efforts.

After the ceremony, the unit will travel to  Fort Hood, Texas to complete its post-mobilization training required for deployment. The group will be responsible for conducting military pay operations for units and personnel within the detachment’s area of operations.

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