Alabama based soldiers prepare for Iraq deployment

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Another group of Alabama's citizen
soldiers are preparing to deploy to Iraq.

Approximately 170 soldiers assigned to Jacksonville-based 2025th
Transportation Company were given a send-off ceremony Wednesday at Jacksonville State University.

The Guard said the unit's mission will be to transport heavy
equipment in Iraq.

Soldiers will depart Thursday for 60 days of training at Camp
Atterbury, Indiana.

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