Governor Scott and First Lady Scott Welcome Home Florida Army National Guard 3rd Battalion, 116th Field Artillery Regiment
Plant City, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott attended the Florida Army National Guard 3rd Battalion, 116th Field Artillery Regiment Homecoming. In December, Governor Rick Scott issued a challenge, via Twitter, to major Florida retailers to help raise $35,000 to support these troops returning from deployment for the holidays. Ten Florida retailers answered the call to action and raised enough money to bring the soldiers home for the holidays.
These troops were flown into Camp Shelby, Mississippi, and bused to Florida to be with their families for Christmas. After Christmas, these troops were taken back to Camp Shelby to complete their final demobilization interview process, as required by the Department of Defense for all returning soldiers. The approximately 300 troops are now returning home to their families.