ARW Set to Deploy Again

The Mississippi Air National Guard's 186th Air Refueling Wing, based in Meridian, will begin deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on Monday.

A group of about 30 will leave Monday, followed by additional groups in the first few days of June.

A total of about 270 unit members will be leaving in the next month, according to 186th spokesman Maj. Brad Crawford.

Crawford said it's part of a routine rotation that will require members to deploy for 14 days to 60 days, depending on their responsibilities.