The State Flag of Florida is flying over Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa where a Florida Army National Guard unit is deployed.
On Friday, the Florida Army National Guard’s 2-124th Infantry Regiment and 153rd Cavalry Squadron, who are currently serving a one year deployment, sent the above photo to Governor Rick Scott.
“I am proud to see the State Flag of Florida flying over the Battalion Headquarters and hope it reminds the Florida National Guard members serving overseas that we are praying for their safe return. I join all Floridians in thanking these brave men and women for their service and for answering the call to protect our families and communities,” said Scott.
The soldiers are in the Horn of Africa for one year in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where they are providing training to other African nations as well as conducting security operations for troops already deployed in the Horn of Africa.
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Source: U.S. State Department