MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Another group of Alabama Army National Guard personnel are preparing to deploy to Afghanistan.
A send-off ceremony for the 16-member team will be held March 27 at Fort George C. Wallace armory in Montgomery.
Sgt. Katrina Timmons, a Guard spokeswoman, said soldiers will train the Afghan army.
The team, commanded by Lt. Col. Mike Edwards of Centreville, will be given pre-deployment training at Fort Riley, Kansas, before heading overseas.
The Guard said about 1,600 soldiers assigned to other Alabama units also will deploy to Afghanistan this summer.
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