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:
Three departure ceremonies will be held on Sunday, Jan. 4:
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.
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