FREEPORT (WREX) — About 120 soldiers from the 333rd Military Police Company based out of Freeport will deploy to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba this summer.
The soldiers being deployed in support of Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GMTO).
While deployed to Guantanamo Bay, the 333rd will act as guards at the detention facility, according to Maj. Jacob Beard of Roscoe.
“While most of the 333rd’s previous deployments have been for combat operations, the mission to Cuba is different in that the soldiers will be providing security,” Beard said. “To prepare for deployment, they have been undergoing localized training specific to the mission.”
Soldiers will provide safe control, custody and care to the 40 detainees still housed in the detention facility.