Alabama National Guard Deploy

Four more Alabama National Guard units, including two from the Wiregrass, have received marching orders to head for Iraq.

The 186th Engineer Company from Dothan with approximately 180 members will mobilize in early July.

A few weeks later, about 150 members from the 1st Battalion 117th Field Artillery unit in Andalusia will be deployed.

The 186th will handle general engineering and construction projects.

The 117th will provide security for convoy movements and fixed installations.

With the additional troops, Alabama will have more than 12,000 guard personnel actively serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.