Mississippi Service Members Commended

Mississippi Guard members received recognition for helping to maintain their battalion's high safety record in Iraq.

Company safety officers, safety non-commissioned officers and fire wardens with 2nd Battalion, 198th Combined Arms, out of Senatobia, Miss., received certificates of recognition from the battalion commander at the base defense operations center.

"In the more than 87,000 miles this battalion has traveled across Iraq in the last seven months, there have been no major accidents, no fatalities or permanent disabilities," said Lt. Col. Kerry Goodman, battalion commander and resident of Meridian, Miss. "The same is true here at the Q-West in the living and working areas. We owe thanks to the safety officers and NCOs and the fire wardens for leading the way for us to achieve this high level of accident prevention."

Sgt. 1st Class Joseph A. Williamson, operations and safety NCO and fire warden for C Company, 2/198 CAB out of Oxford and Indianola, Miss., said the recognition was gratifying.

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