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The 210th Financial Management Company, based in Jackson, also invited family and friends of the soldiers to the event. More than 300 people attend.

MS Soldiers Deployed: 30 Sent to Kuwait

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The ceremony for the members of the 210th Financial Battalion headed to Kuwait happened at as military leaders continue to describe rising tensions in neighboring Iraq. The ceremony for the members of the 210th Financial Battalion headed to Kuwait happened at as military leaders continue to describe rising tensions in neighboring Iraq.
Specialist Antionette Smith said she has a law background and works for a Hattiesburg law firm. Specialist Antionette Smith said she has a law background and works for a Hattiesburg law firm.
"It's troubling. No matter what division you're going to in Kuwait, Afghanistan - you are always concerned about terrorist attacks," Gov. Bryant said. "It's troubling. No matter what division you're going to in Kuwait, Afghanistan - you are always concerned about terrorist attacks," Gov. Bryant said.
Military officials expect the deployment of the 210th Financial Battalion to last no longer than one year. Soldiers said they do not yet know the specifics of their mission. Military officials expect the deployment of the 210th Financial Battalion to last no longer than one year. Soldiers said they do not yet know the specifics of their mission.
Nearly 30 soldiers get a 'send-off' on Saturday morning.

The ceremony for the members of the 210th Financial Battalion headed to Kuwait happened at as military leaders continue to describe rising tensions in neighboring Iraq.

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The mission for the 27 men and women will be making sure money gets where it need where it needs to go, group members said.

For instance, Specialist Antionette Smith said she has a law background and works for a Hattiesburg law firm.

But she also said that she is the mother of two girls who will not be able to see her in person for about one year.

"I have six-year-old twins so i've been trying to get them prepared to be without their mom for a little while. I come from a military background so my family was able to assist in helping them adjust as well," Smith Said.
 
But their deployment comes as senior military officials monitor increased violence in parts of Iraq.

According to an Iraqi report, during the last two weeks alone, 60 people have been killed in the Sunni-dominated Anbar province.

Governor Phil Bryant (R-Mississippi) who attended the event, spoke about the recent conflicts.

"It's troubling. No matter what division you're going to in Kuwait, Afghanistan - you are always concerned about terrorist attacks," Gov. Bryant said.

"And so we are very concerned about what's going on in the middle east just now in that particular area around Iraq," Gov. Bryant said.

Military officials expect the deployment of the 210th Financial Battalion to last no longer than one year. Soldiers said they do not yet know the specifics of their mission.

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