- Associated Press - Sunday, June 5, 2016

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi National Guard unit has gone to Texas for training.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported Saturday (https://bit.ly/25FHbmC ) that the unit flew out on Friday in two C-17 transport planes bound for Ft. Hood.

The troops are part of the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, the largest guard unit in the state.

They will be in Texas for three weeks of training.

The 155th is headquartered in Tupelo but has subordinate units in other locations around the state.

One guardsman, Spc. Ronnie Welch, told the newspaper that he’d never been to Ft. Hood, which is located in Killeen, and that the trip was a “change of pace.”

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