Local Troops Leave North Central Florida
The mission never changes, but the service members do.
Several busloads of US Army soldiers from Ocala's 351st Military Police Company were at the Gainesville Regional Airport today.
This is just one stop on their long journey to combat duty in Afghanistan.
The Gainesville Police Department was present to say goodbye to one of their own.
Officer Jeremiah Kelly is the company's first sergeant.
"I can see they're looking for adventure, they're nervous, they're excited, they're a little scared but to be honest with you we've conducted a lot of training to this point and we're about to do some follow up training in Fort Bliss and I feel really confident in my leaders and my soldiers and we're prepared to execute this mission," said Company Commander Captain Douglas Worstell.
First Sergeant Kelly is a senior enlisted man and in charge of over 250 soldiers overseas.
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