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Mississippi unit reports for duty with the I Marine Expeditionary Force

-- The 155th Brigade Combat Team from the Mississippi National Guard officially reported for duty with the I Marine Expeditionary Force after completing a transfer of authority with the 11th and 24th Marine Expeditionary Units on Feb. 14.
Commanded by Col. Augustus L. Collins, the 155th BCT will conduct security and stability operations in the Babil, Karbala and Najaf provinces.
Commenting on the transfer of authority, Col. Collins expressed his appreciation for the efforts of MEU commanders Col. Ron Johnson of the 24th MEU and Col. Anthony M. Haslam of the 11th MEU. Collins remarked, "The 155th BCT will continue the ongoing projects within the area and work closely with the Iraqi security forces operating in the Babil, Karbala, and Najaf Provinces."
Most of the 155th BCT's soldiers are natives of Mississippi. Two subordinate units of the 155th BCT call Pine Bluff, Ark., and Ft. Irwin, Calif., their homes.

For more information, please contact MAJ Erby Montgomery, public affairs officer, 155th Brigade Combat Team, at erby.montgomery@us.army.mil or SFC Kevin W. Reeves, public affairs chief, 155th Brigade Combat Team, at kevin.w.reeves@us.army.mil


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