Miss. Guard unit returning from Afghanistan

CAMP SHELBY, Miss. (AP) - Soldiers who left Mississippi almost a year ago to manage equipment, supplies and personnel in Afghanistan are returning home.

The 250 soldiers of the Mississippi Army National Guard's 184th Expeditionary Sustainment Command will be welcomed Friday evening at Camp Shelby, near Hattiesburg.

The unit served as headquarters for Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan - 43,000 soldiers, marines, airmen, sailors and civilians who managed and directed equipment, supplies and personnel for more than 100,000 service members and civilians.

Col. John M. Prine of Hattiesburg, the unit's deputy commander, says it's the largest command ever led by a Mississippian and a Mississippi unit. The commander is Brig. Gen. Philip R. Fisher of Clinton, Miss.

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