During the next week, approximately 250 members of the
Mississippi National Guard will return home from their clean-up and recovery
mission in Louisiana following Hurricane Ida.
Mississippi National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from various units have
been supporting the state of Louisiana during Hurricane Ida relief efforts.
MSNG units serving in Louisiana include; the 112th Military Police
Battalion, headquartered in Canton; the 223rd Engineer Battalion,
headquartered in West Point; Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 111th Aviation
Regiment, from Meridian, and the 255th Air Control Squadron, Air National
Guard, from Flowood, Miss.
The Mississippi Guardsmen joined forces with our counterparts in the
Louisiana National Guard as well as the Louisiana Emergency Management
Agency to provide essential emergency relief efforts for debris removal,
interagency communications, traffic control, security operations, aviation
heavy-lift transportation capabilities, and logistical distribution of vital
supplies including food and water to the citizens of Louisiana.
As a public safety reminder, the Mississippi National Guard requests
citizen assistance and support to safely share the roadways with our
military convoys returning to home stations. Our brave Soldiers and Airmen
will be traveling home in military vehicle convoys including the
transportation of heavy vehicles and engineer equipment. Military convoys
travel at a slower pace and must maintain appropriate distancing between
vehicles. We request your support to avoid passing between military
vehicles and provide space when passing on highways and interstates.
Support of our Mississippi citizens is paramount to our success and
ability to serve our communities in times of need. Thank you for your
continued support to the men and women serving in the Mississippi National
Guard and the families that support them.
The Mississippi National Guard Soldiers and Airmen continue to serve
with honor and integrity, executing diverse missions with precision and
professionalism throughout our state and nation. We are always ready and
Thank you for your continued support to the men and women of the Mississippi