Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann visits deployed troops

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann visited Mississippi National Guard Soldiers of the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team.

Posted: Oct. 13, 2018 11:03 PM
Updated: Oct. 14, 2018 5:53 PM

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (WTVA) - Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann visited Mississippi National Guard Soldiers of the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team October 7-11, in Kuwait.

Secretary Hosemann and Maj. Gen. Janson D. Boyles, adjutant general of Mississippi, spoke to roughly 3,500 Mississippi Soldiers during their visit. Hosemann instructed Soldiers on the process of registering to vote and absentee voting while they are deployed in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

"Historically, for some reason, soldiers have not voted, and we want them to vote," said Hosemann.

The 155th ABCT conducted a transfer of authority July 15 at Camp Buehring and took over the mission as a part of Task Force Spartan. Through Operation Spartan Shield, Task Force Spartan maintains a U.S. military posture in Southwest Asia sufficient to strengthen our defense relationships and build partner capacity. Units supporting OSS provide capabilities such as aviation, logistics, force protection and information management, and facilitate theater security cooperation activities such as key leader engagements, joint exercises, conferences, symposia and humanitarian assistance/disaster response planning.

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