A tearful farewell to 39 Mississippi national guardsmen who are headed to Afghanistan.
Members of the 31st Agribusiness Development are a unique team. Soon the unit deploys for a one year tour of duty in Afghanistan.
The team's commander, Lt. Colonel Phil Hardy, said Thursday that his unit will work to improve current Afghan farming practices. The last four years, 30 states have sent ADT units to Afghanistan.
The next stop is Camp Atterbury, Indiana to complete training required for deployment overseas.
There are 640 Mississippi national guard soldiers and airmen still serving in Afghanistan.
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