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Media is invited to cover the deployment ceremony at the Waco High School Gymnasium in Waco, Texas on Saturday, January 6, 2018,

at 2 p.m. and must arrive no later than 1:30 p.m. to allow for parking and coordination. Leadership and Soldiers from the unit will be

available for interviews following the ceremony.

Members of the media are requested to RSVP no later than Friday, January 5, by 12:00 p.m. with the Texas Military Department

public affairs office at 512-782-5620 or

The Waco High School Gymnasium is located at 2020 N. 42nd St, Waco, Texas.  
Media will be required to show credentials.




Texas Cavalry Squadron Deploying to Egypt


AUSTIN, Texas (January 5, 2018) – On Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., the Texas Army National Guard will bid goodbye and good luck to the 1st Squadron, 124th Cavalry Regiment, 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry Division as they mobilize to Egypt.

The Task Force Mars’ mission is to serve as Multinational Force and Observers to enforce the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty signed in 1979. The Multinational Force and Observers is an independent international organization, created from the Camp David Accords.

This is the most recent of several Texas Army National Guard deployments in support of the MFO mission in the Sinai Peninsula.




The mission of the Texas Military Department (TMD) is to provide the Governor and the President with ready and trained forces in support of the citizens of Texas and State and Federal civil/military authorities at home and abroad.

The Texas Military Department is commanded by the Adjutant General of Texas, the state's senior military official appointed by the governor, and is comprised of the Texas Military Department (formerly the Adjutant General's Department), the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG), the Texas State Guard (TXSG) and the Domestic Operations Command (DOMOPS)

For more information about the Texas Military Department visit our Website at


Texas Military Department Public Affairs
P.O. Box 5218, Building 10
Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas 78703
Phone: 512-782-5620