250 troops to head overseas day after Father's Day

Farewell ceremony held for 250 Army Reservists, their families

Author: Kala Rama, Anchor/Reporter, krama@clickorlando.com
Published On: Jun 15 2013 04:19:58 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 17 2013 09:43:53 AM EDT
ORLANDO, Fla. -

A farewell ceremony kicked off Father's Day weekend for 250 Army Reservists and their families.

These troops will be deployed Monday to Kuwait and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

U.S. Army General Louis Visot was on hand to pump up the troops before heading overseas and remind them to keep their mission on their mind and their families in their hearts during their 9 months abroad.

The general held the farewell ceremony on Saturday to make sure these 250 men and women had time with their families Sunday to celebrate Father's Day.

Soldiers will leave Central Florida early Monday morning.