Deployment ceremonies for seven Alabama Army National Guard units are planned this weekend.
Guard spokesman Sgt. Martin Dyson said each unit will provide support to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
On Friday, Jan. 2, Company A, 279th Signal Battalion will be given a send-off ceremony at 1 p-m at Arab High School.
Three units will be recognized on Saturday, Jan. 3:
9:30 a.m. at Escambia County High School.
C, 711th Signal Battalion.
Mobile will participate in a deployment ceremony at noon at the
Mobile Government Plaza.
Three departure ceremonies will be held on Sunday, Jan. 4:
Chatom will hold a ceremony at the Chatom Baptist Church, Highway
56 in Chatom.
Battalion, Prattville, will hold a ceremony at the Fort Lindsey D.
Wright Armory on U.S. 82 in Prattville.
be honored at the Grove Hill Baptist Church.
In early December, the Pentagon placed the units, and its more than 800 soldiers, on active duty. Military officials did not immediately know when the soldiers would go to the Persian Gulf.