Deploying company receives high military honor

Families of the 164th Military Police Company are packing up and shipping out, but not without receiving one of the militaries highest decorations.

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

JBER- Families of the 164th Military Police Company are packing up and shipping out, but not without receiving one of the military's highest decorations.

 
Without good byes there would be no hello's. For the families of the 164th Military Police Brigade, the time has come for yet again another farewell.
 
Says US Army Captain Matthew Porter, "This one is a four month deployment to an area that's not afghanistan or iraq so it's a good opportunity fie the soldiers to experience something other than combat." 
 
This MP unit is heading to Guam for a critical site security mission 
 
"The families don't really have too much to worry about the safety of their soldiers, but it is hard for them being away," says wife Renae Philipps.
     
For Phillips, this is the first time her new born Riley will say goodbye to her daddy, PFC Troy Philipps.
 
"He is going to miss out on a lot. Her crawling and eating foods. Hopefully she doesn't walk yet. It sucks, but it's his job, it's what he wants to do, it's what he love to do."
 
Even though it will be hard to leave, Private First Class Phillips says it's not so bad, this is only a four month deployment. 
 
"It's something I signed up for. I just want to make my family proud."
 
Like many of the other soldiers in his company, Phillips is now a decorated soldier.
 
The 49th state holds the first place MP unit. Thursday, they received the Sergeant Major Farley Award, recognizing them as the best in the west. 
 
While in Guam, the company will be participating in a critical site security mission protecting US missile silos.