Mississippi National Guard training throughout June

Published 4:00 pm Monday, May 31, 2021

More than 4,000 Mississippi National Guard soldiers will be training over the next few weeks in California in preparation for possible overseas deployment.

The 184th Sustainment Command, which acts as an administrative headquarters for MSARNG units throughout the state, is part of this training.

The 184th Sustainment Command serves as a major subordinate command (MSC) within the Mississippi Army National Guard, providing administrative and training oversight for more than 2500 Soldiers in MSARNG units throughout the state.

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Subordinate units include: the 168th Engineer Brigade and their subordinates, 890th & 223d Engineer Battalions; the 298th Support Battalion and their subordinates, the 367th and 3656th Maintenance Companies, the 1387th Quartermaster Company (water), and the 1687th Transportation Company (medium truck); as well as the 31st Support Detachment (Rear Operations Center) and the 114th Support Detachment (Army Liaison Team).

The training is the last step in being certified for deployment overseas if needed.

“We’re ready for deployment on an every 4-5 year cycle, and so this is sort of their third or fourth year of training,” said Maj. Gen. Janson D. Boyles, Mississippi’s adjutant general.

“It’s culminated to this point and once they finish this training, they’ll take a knee for a few months, and then, they’ll be ready to go overseas, if their number is called.”

Magnolia State Live contributed to this report.