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Alabama Army National Guard sending MP company to Iraq

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Army National Guard says its
214th Military Police Company, from Alexander City and Opelika, has
been called to active duty and will go to Iraq on a mission to
train Iraqi police officers. The unit has about 170 members.

The Guard says a departure ceremony will be held at the football
stadium of the Alexander City Sportsplex at 9 a.m. on June 12.

The unit will report to Fort Dix, N.J., for extensive mobilization
training before deploying to Iraq.

The 214th deployed in Operation Desert Storm, and also went to
Iraq in 2003 for a year-long deployment.


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