More state National Guard to deploy to Afghanistan
MONTGOMERY (AP) — A new group of Alabama Army National Guard soldiers is set to deploy to Afghanistan soon, officials said today.
A 16-person team of citizen soldiers from the Alabama Guard's 62nd Troop Command will go to help train the Af-ghanistan National Army, according to a statement issused today by the Alabama National Guard.
The team members come
from the 1st Battalion 167th
Infantry from Talladega and
the 1st Battalion 117th Field
Artillery Regiment in Andalusia.
The Alabama soldiers will
be teaching infantry tactics
to members of the Afghan ar-my.
The training team has been called to active duty for up to 18 months, according to the statement.
They will train for their mission at Fort Riley, Kan. before deployment.
A departure ceremony is to be held for the guardsmen at noon Saturday at the Fort Taylor Hardin National Guard armory on the Northeast Bypass in Montgomery.
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