Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:00:12 GMT
DALLAS (WFSS/CNN) – There's a new trend in the bar scene that involves your favorite hard liquor and dry ice. Breathing in the alcohol vapors gets you buzzed fast and some say you don't ingest any emptyMore >>
There's a new trend in the bar scene that involves your favorite hard liquor and dry ice. But doctors say it's dangerous. More >>
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Between January and March, nearly 600 Seabees will be sent from Gulfport to serve in Afghanistan.
"The call came in and said, 'Are the battalions ready to go? Are they ready to move?' There wasn't even a thought other than let's let them know and they'll get their troops ready," Base Commander Captain Ed Brown said.
As they prepare for deployment, Seabees weighed equipment Tuesday afternoon that will be loaded on planes to Afghanistan.
"We have some scrapers, we have some graders, a lot of flat bed trailers and things as small as our light plants and our generators that are getting ready to go," Brown said.
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 will support the Army and Marine Corp by building roads and improving facilities that can withstand the troop surge. Of the 600, about 100 are deploying for the first time.
"That mentorship role is very important," said NMCB 133 Commander Chris Kugan. "It certainly puts those new folks at ease knowing that their supervisors and peers have been there before and can kind of prep them."
Another vital step of getting the troops prepared is making sure those left behind have all the resources available.
"It's not useful to send the troop out if he's worried about the family or she's worried about her family and friends in Gulfport," Brown said.
The fleet and family office, chaplains and community resources have worked together preparing families for the deployment. As the time for deployment approaches, these military leaders say there are ways in which the community can help.
"As we get ready to deploy, any prayers are always appreciated, of course, and looking after our loved ones as we're gone and deployed."
NMCB 4 out of Port Hueneme, California, will accompany the battalion from Gulfport. Deployment should last about a year, but Captain Brown said that could change depending on what happens on the ground.
Be the first to find out about breaking news! To sign up for email alerts from the WLOX Newsroom, just enter your email address below.
Your email address will never be shared with a third party and youMore >>