Governor addresses departing troops

Governor addresses departing troops

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, right, addresses 170 members of the Missouri National Guard’s 1138th Transportation Company before their deployment to Afghanistan. Their mission while in Afghanistan will be to provide convoy security and transportation of commodities for coalition forces. Joining Nixon during the Sunday afternoon ceremony at Mehlville Senior High School was Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Danner, adjutant general of Missouri. Bill Milligan photos