HATTIESBURG, MS (AP) - Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center is preparing for a troop increase for mobilization and demobilization training through April.
About 1,800 soldiers are expected from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the New York Army National Guard.
The brigade includes the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, New York Army National Guard and the 4th Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment, South Carolina Army National Guard.
Another 3,500 soldiers will arrive during the next few months for demobilization. They include the 869th Vertical Construction Engineer Company of the Florida Army National Guard and the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Oklahoma Army National Guard.
Troops conducting deployment training will conduct extensive live-fire and maneuver exercises through March. Camp Shelby is located south of Hattiesburg on U.S. Highway 49.