FORT LEE, Va. – Family and friends will bid farewell to a detachment of Soldiers from the Army’s 111th Quartermaster Company in a ceremony here Monday before they begin a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

WHAT: Deployment ceremony

WHO: 111th Quartermaster Company (mortuary affairs)

WHEN: 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14 (time subject to change; media should plan to arrive 30 minutes early)

WHERE: Clark Fitness Center, Fort Lee

The 111th Quartermaster Company is one of the Army’s only two active duty mortuary affairs units, which are both based here.

Media planning to attend must contact Stephen Baker at or (804) 734-7451 by 9 a.m. Monday for details on accessing the post.