Wiregrass Area Troops Are Heading to Iraq

Geneva National Guard Armory

More citizen soldiers from the Wiregrass area will soon be heading to Iraq.

More than 150 members of the 117th Artillery Battalion based in Andalusia are scheduled to deploy next month.

140 members of the unit were mobilized and sent overseas in August of last year.

A departure ceremony is planned for July 29.

Three other Alabama National Guard units have also received their marching orders.

The 186th Engineering Company based in Dothan is scheduled to deploy from the Houston County Farm Center on July 12.