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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  • by mamaJ Location: Dothan on May 30, 2010 at 03:01 PM
    We will pray for your safety!
  • by Dixiegrits Location: Alexander City, AL on May 30, 2010 at 02:12 PM
    We are very proud of you and want you back home soon! Our prayers are with you. God is with you...
  • by DIANNE Location: florida on May 29, 2010 at 11:24 AM
    my son just came back from iraq he too is an mp out of fort polk he said it isnt as bad over there now as it was just very boring
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