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Saturday, February 04, 2012


Greetings and Salutations to All my Kith and Kin and All the Ships in Outer Space:

Here is an intriguing news report from the web site of WLOX-TV Channel 13 in Biloxi, Mississippi, dated Saturday 04 February 2012:


HATTIESBURG, Mississippi
Associated Press

Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center is preparing for a troop increase for mobilization and demobilization training up to and throughout the month of April 2012.

About one thousand and eight hundred (1,800) soldiers are expected from the Twenty-Seventh Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the New York Army National Guard.

27th Infantry Brigade
Shoulder Insignia

27th Infantry Brigade
Distinctive Unit Insignia

The brigade includes the Second Battalion of the One Hundred Eighth Infantry Regiment in the New York Army National Guard and the Fourth Battalion of the One Hundred and Eighteenth Infantry Regiment in the South Carolina Army National Guard.

Another three thousand and five hundred (3,500) soldiers will arrive during the next few months for demobilization. 

They include the Eight Hundred Sixty-Ninth Vertical Construction Engineer Company of the Florida Army National Guard and the Forty-Fifth 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, Mississippi on U.S. Highway 49.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.

All Rights Reserved.

Of further interest, in the event of a hurricane or other catastrophic disaster, current contingency plans call for us residents of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, Mississippi to be evacuated to - - - CAMP SHELBY, Mississippi ! ! !

Also, from the balcony of my own comfortably furnished private quarters, C-737, conveniently located here on the Seventh Floor at the extreme Northeast corner of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, Mississippi, I enjoy watching the numerous freight trains that frequently pass by, which on occasion, are hauling military equipment to and from - - - Camp Shelby, Mississippi?

Thank you.

John Robert Mallernee 
1800 Beach Drive, Unit 311 


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