EVENT: Missouri National Guard departure ceremony
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 9 a.m.
LOCATION: Ike Skelton Training Site, 2302 Militia Drive,
Jefferson City, Mo. 65101
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A departure ceremony for 93 Missouri National Guardsmen to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt is scheduled for 9 a.m., Aug. 30, on the main drill floor at Ike Skelton Training Site.
Guardsmen from Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 835th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 229th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, both of Jefferson City, will join forces as a battalion to support Task Force Sinai, which is part of the Multinational Forces and Observers.
The joint battalion's mission is to provide command and control, as well as medical support, to Task Force Sinai in support of the Multinational Forces and Observers as it supervises and implements a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.
Guardsmen in the joint battalion reside throughout the state.
Following the ceremony, the Jefferson City units will travel to Camp Atterbury, Ind., where they will spend about two weeks to complete their training before leaving for a year-long deployment.
The joint battalion is under the command of Col. Eric Evans, who lives in Columbia.
Media are cordially invited and encouraged to attend. Please arrive 30 minutes in advance of the presentation for set up. Media can RSVP with Matthew Wilson by calling 573-638-9500 ext. 4853 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org