Virginia National Guard Troops Training

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Some Virginia National Guard troops who are about to deploy to Afghanistan are making a stop in Mississippi right now.

About 175 soldiers from the 116th Brigade Combat team left yesterday to Camp Shelby, Mississippi, where they'll train for a couple of weeks, before leaving for Afghanistan.

The unit held a farewell ceremony yesterday for the troops and their families..

The unit will serve as a command and control headquarters for counter-insurgency operations.

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