Sergeant First Class Raquida Edwards-Magras (second from right) joins fellow members of the Army Reserve from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands at a farewell ceremony and yellow ribbon observance held Aug. 30 at the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Resort.
Edwards, a graduate of the Guy Benjamin Elementary School and the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, is part of the 512th Movement Control Team. Seventeen non commissioned officers from the 512th MCT have been deployed to Afghanistan where they help keep the U.S. Army rolling along.
It is Edwards-Magras’ first overseas deployment. The soldiers underwent one year of intense training to prepare for the mission. The 17 shipped out from the Leonard Francis Armory on St. Thomas Aug. 31. First stop, Fort Hood, Texas.