Saying 'See you later' to the 2025th
A departure ceremony for the company's 170 soldiers is planned for May 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the Pete Matthews Coliseum at 700 Pelham Road North. The coliseum is on the Jacksonville State University campus.
After the ceremony, the 2025th will travel to Camp Atterbury in Indiana for their mobilization training. From there, they deploy to Iraq.
This is the second time the company has been activated. In March 2003, the unit provided transportation support to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York for three months. The unit was then assigned to Fort Benning in Georgia to provide support for Operations Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom before being released from active duty in July 2004.
More than 14,000 Army and Air Guard members have been activated since Sept. 11, 2001.
The public is invited to the ceremony.