A deployment ceremony for 30 members was held Wednesday morning.
Thirty members of the Florida National Guard’s 3d Battalion of the 116th Field Artillery Regiment were sent off to deployment from Plant City Wednesday morning.
The men and women of the state’s National Guard left for South-Central Asia after a ceremony featuring Governor Rick Scott at the Historic Milton E. Hull Armory, located at the Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds. The guardsmen were then escorted from the grounds to Tampa International Airport by members of the Plant City Police Department. They are being deployed for approximately a year in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel.