Alabama Troops Deploy

Anther group of Alabama-based soldiers are heading to Iraq.

A farewell ceremony was held Sunday in Gordo for 32 members assigned to the U.S Army reserve's eight thirteenth replacement company.

The company commander says the unit will deploy to Balad. That's a city in northern Iraq.

The unit's primary mission will be to provide shelter and food to troops entering and leaving the country.

Their tour will last 18 to 24 months.