A New York Army National Guard military police company whose mission is to guard prisoners of war will leave Sunday for Fort Dix, N.J., and possible assignment in the Persian Gulf.
The activation of the 206th Military Police Company, which Gov. Cuomo announced last week, takes effect Thursday. The company, with an authorized strength of 118, is stationed at the Connecticut Street Armory.
Capt. Paul Fanning of the public affairs office of the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs said it is unknown when the company might go to the Persian Gulf.