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National Guardsmen leave for deployment

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 8/05/2013 10:53 am
OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA) -- Members of the 858th Horizontal Engineering Battalion left armories in Okolona and Calhoun City Monday morning for a deployment to Afghanistan.

150 members make up the unit of the Mississippi Army National Guard.

The Okolona detachment boarded a bus and headed to Calhoun City.

From Calhoun City, the unit was traveling to Camp Shelby for training for being deployed to Afghanistan.

This is the third deployment for the 858th.

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