Mississippi National Guard

Mississippi National Guard helps battle California wildfires

JACKSON, Miss. – Today a team of Mississippi Army National Guard Aviators are deploying to California to assist local agencies with fighting the massive wildfires across the state. The CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter crew of approximately ten Soldiers will work…

Mississippi National Guard sent to D.C. for inauguration

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi National Guard is sending troops to Washington D. C. for the presidential inauguration. A National Guard press release says that troops will work to keep the event a "safe and secure environment" to allow for "a…

National Guard mourns soldier lost in shooting

The Mississippi National Guard is dealing with the loss of one of its own active guard service members Sgt. Stephen Matory of Jackson. Jackson Police Department confirmed that Matory was an innocent bystander and the victim of a fatal shooting…

400 Mississippi Guardsmen return from mission in Washington D.C.

As of Monday morning, approximately 400 activated Mississippi National Guard service members have safely returned home from their mission in support of civil authorities in Washington D.C. The MSNG's mission as “Task Force Magnolia” was to provide military and strategic…

155th ABCT Change of Command Ceremony

The largest unit in the Mississippi National Guard now has a new leader. Colonel Robert Ferguson handed over command of the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team to Colonel Jason Nelson yesterday in a ceremony held at the Mississippi Coast Convention…

Mississippi National Guard relief efforts

The Mississippi National Guard is assisting with search and rescues in states impacted by Florence. About 60 soldiers from Meridian’s Company B 1st Battalion 11th Aviation Regiment are providing lift support and assessing the damage in the region. The Air…

Free tuition program for service members at Mississippi State

Mississippi State University and the Mississippi National Guard announced a new program that will ensure free tuition for Mississippi National Guard service members enrolled full-time at MSU. The program builds on current National Guard education benefits to create a unique…

Mississippi National Guard heading to border

Troops from the Mississippi National Guard are conducting pre-mobilization training near Tupelo before heading south to patrol our nation’s border. The 114th Aviation Regiment will spend approximately three weeks supporting Operation Guardian Support, a joint task force effort to conduct…

1108th Aviation Group sendoff ceremony

Mississippi National Guardsmen highly trained in aircraft maintenance and repair are taking their skills to the Middle East in support of our military overseas. Today, the 1108th Aviation Group held a sendoff ceremony at First Baptist Church Biloxi. Approximately 80…

155th Armored Brigade to deploy

Four thousand and two hundred Mississippi National Guard soldiers of the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team have received orders to mobilize in support of Operation Spartan Shied. Operation Spartan Shield is a combined forces contingency operation designed to deter and…

What you should know about military convoys

Mississippi National guardsmen say they appreciate the public’s help when attempting to safely transport large amounts of military equipment and personnel. This morning, the 255th Air Control Squadron left its facility on Hewes Avenue in Gulfport and headed to Florida.…

Preparing for hurricane season

Hurricane season doesn’t start until June 1st, but for responding agencies it’s never too early to get prepared. Over the weekend, members from the Mississippi National Guard participated in hurricane exercises at the Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport. The purpose…

Marlinspike II exercise

Thirty-one federal and state agencies took part in the Mississippi National Guard Marlinspike II this afternoon. This exercise is designed to integrate, task and deploy composite interagency teams in response to weapons of mass destruction threats. Lt. Col. Anthony Smith…

Mississippi National Guard Hangar

Millions of dollars aim to improve the efficiency of aircraft mechanics in the Mississippi National Guard working here on the Coast. Construction crews are building a $40 million paint hangar for the Gulfport based 1108th Aviation Group which does maintenance…

National Guard Assists after Tornado

Pine Belt residents and business owners picking up the pieces after a deadly tornado says it lifts their spirits to the see the Mississippi National Guard lending a hand. More than a dozen members of the 890th Engineer Battalion, which…

Mississippi National Guard in Louisiana

Mississippi National guardsmen are among those pitching in to provide relief for our Louisiana neighbors dealing with massive flooding. Soldiers from the 66th troop command, the 185th theater aviation brigade and the 1108th aviation group are building a levee outside…