A team of Soldiers from the 742nd Military Intelligence Battalion and 743rd MI Battalion say goodbye to family, friends and co-workers just hours before their departure at a deployment ceremony held Nov. 28 at McGill Training Center.

At any given time, more than 10 percent of 742nd Military Intelligence Battalion Soldiers are deployed globally in support of Overseas Contingency Operations.

On Nov. 28, a team of Soldiers from the 742nd MI and 743rd MI Battalion deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

This highly motivated group will replace the Soldiers of the current Mobile Multi-Functional Signals Intelligence Team now operating in Afghanistan. The majority of these Soldiers, having already been deployed, willingly volunteered to be a part of the MMST.

In preparation for the deployment, the Soldiers conducted tactical and technical training for six months. Training consisted of Advanced Medical and Advanced Weapons, Signals Intelligence Terminal Guidance, and Low-Level Voice Intercept training, along with numerous other exercises.

The Soldiers of the MMST will participate in direct-action missions supporting maneuver units on the ground.

The MMST will provide the maneuver units with invaluable information they need to make tactical decisions.

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