Sponsored by:
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Two Guard units deploying

Two Alabama Army National Guard units are deploying soon and departure ceremonies are scheduled for Tuesday.

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.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home

My Photo

I grew up in the military. Mom was an Air Force nurse for a few years, dad was a navigator on B-52s, among other things. One grandfather served in World War II, uncle is retired Navy, other grandfather and great-uncle served in Korea and a cousin is currently serving in the Marine Corps. Currently, I'm the military reporter for the Great Falls Tribune in Montana. Previously, 

As a military kids, we moved all over. As an adult, I've traveled all over and moved for work. But now, I'm putting down roots in Montana with my boyfriend. We just bought a house and are slowly but surely making it our home. We have more land that we know what to do with at the moment. Now we're getting a garden started, tearing down walls and having loads of fun at what we call the Homestead.

In a part life, I did PR for the guy who built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall, social media for the National Museum of Health and Medicine, before that, edited two military technology magazines for a publishing group in the DC area and before that, I was the military reporter (among other things) at the Montgomery Advertiser, covering Maxwell Air Force Base, the Alabama National Guard, veterans and anything else military related in the area. And in between all of that, I leave town, preferably the country, whenever possible. It all started when I spent a semester in New Zealand.

Powered by Blogger

Subscribe to
Posts [Atom]