Guard medical company deploying to Iraq
The 129th Medical Company, based in Centreville, will go on active duty on June 13.
A departure ceremony for the 80-person unit will be held at Fort I. Judson Sneed Armory, 185 Walnut Street in Centreville on June 14 at 2 p.m.
The next day, the unit heads to Fort Lewis, Washington, for pre-deployment training. In Iraq, the 129th will provide health protection and gound evacuation to coalition forces.
The ceremony is open ot the public.
More than 14,200 Alabama Army and Air Guard members have now been called to active duty since Sept. 11, 2001.