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Ala. Based Soldiers Activated For Iraq Duty

Montgomery, AL – Another group of Alabama Army National Guard personnel are preparing to deploy to Iraq.

Approximately 190 soldiers assigned to the 158th Maintenance Co. will be given a send-off at a departure ceremony Sunday at Tallassee High School.

Alabama's adjutant general, Major Gen. A.C. Blocklock and Army Major Gen. Joe Harkey, commander of the 167th Sustainment Command in Birmingham, will speak at the 11 a.m. ceremony.

The 158th has detachments in Tuskegee and Tallassee.

The unit will leave Monday for Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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