Soldiers deployed to Guantanamo

Local - 5/3/2014 5:59 PM by Mike Bundt
Soldiers from a nearby military police company are saying their goodbyes today.

Approximately 30 soldiers from the 863rd Military Police Company based in Glen Jean will be deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A farewell ceremony was held this afternoon for the soldiers and their families at the Fayetteville County Memorial Building. Lieutenant John Lopez explains what's next for the soldiers.

"For the past year, we've been doing a lot of train up for our upcoming deployment. Once we get to Guantanamo Bay, we'll file underneath joint task force Guantanamo and support the mission they have for us."

Before heading to Guantanamo, the soldiers will complete mobilization training at Fort Bliss in Texas.

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