Ala Guard Unit Leaves Fort Deposit for Afghanistan

FORT DEPOSIT, Ala. (AP) -- Another Alabama National Guard unit is
heading to Afghanistan.

Almost 120 members of the 781st Transportation Company are being deployed to provide transportation to other military groups
throughout the region. Relatives and friends will give them a
send-off ceremony Wednesday morning at the municipal complex in
Fort Deposit.

This isn't the unit's first deployment. The 781st previously
supported combat troops in operations Desert Storm and Iraqi

More than 17,000 members of the Alabama National Guard have been called to active duty since the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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