Two Guard units deploying
About 130 members of the 1343rd Chemical Company in Fort Payne will be recognized in a ceremony at 8 a.m. at the Fort Payne Army National Guard Readiness Center, 4206 Gault Ave. North.
At 11 a.m., about 95 soldiers of the 151st Chemical Battalion in Gadsden will have their ceremony at the Guard Readiness Center, 5323 Airport Rd. in Gadsden.
City, county and state officials will join senior Guard personnel at both ceremonies.
Both units will head to Fort Hood, Texas for pre-deployment training.
The 151st will be a command and control headquarters for units that provide support services to Soldiers and civilians in Kuwait and Iraq.
The 1343rd Chemical Company will perform security missions in the theater.
The public is invited to both ceremonies.