Covering Autauga County: Prattville unit heading to the War on Terror

Prattville, Ala. (WSFA) -- A River Region National Guard unit will be the latest from Alabama to join the War on Terror.

About 170 members of Prattville's 217th Military Police company have orders to deploy to be part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

There will be a departure ceremony for the soldiers and their families Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Prattville High School.

This will be the unit's second tour in the past six years.