MS National Guard General Janson Boyles responds to accident

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Paratroopers from Alaska injured during night jump at Camp Shelby

Tupelo, Miss (WJTV) – Mississippi National Guard Adjutant General Janson Boyles responded to an accident involving multiple injuries at Camp Shelby from an event in Tupelo Thursday morning.

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The paratroopers are members of Alaska’s 4th Brigade Combat Team. More than 3,000 members of the brigade are training at Camp Shelby as part of their Artic Anvil Exercise.

Janson says the soldiers were caught by a gust of wind and blown into trees on a remote part of Camp Shelby.

He praised the quick action of responders on the ground and the personnel at Forrest General Hospital. Janson also talked about the inherent risks of a big jump, especially at night and the training that is required to be prepared for a situation like this one.

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