144th to Leave for Fort Bragg in Two Weeks

By: Hermelinda Vargas
By: Hermelinda Vargas

Members of the Florida National Guard's 144th Transportation Company in Marianna are no longer headed to Fort Benning, Georgia, but they're still scheduled for overseas deployment.

The unit's 150 members leave the armory for Fort Bragg, North Carolina the second week of June. Soon after, they're headed to Iraq for a one-year assignment.

The 144th was scheduled for overseas deployment. The unit's 150 members leave the armory for Fort Bragg, North Carolina the second week of June. Soon after, they're headed to Iraq for a one-year assignment.

The 144th was scheduled for overseas deployment last year. Instead, the unit spent five months training and working in Fort Stewart, Georgia before returning home.

A recruiting officer for the 144th says some members did not renew their contracts with the Guard once they came home, but he says he's also added 43 new recruits, including two wives who didn't want to be without their husbands.


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