Another Alabama Guard unit mobilized

Posted by Mark Wilder -  email

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama Air National Guard's 187th Fighter Wing from Montgomery will be mobilized this week for service in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

A Departure Ceremony for 30 members of the unit's advanced party (ADVON) and their families will be held Tuesday, July 7, at 8:00 a.m. at the 187th FW's Dining Facility located at Dannelly Field, 5187 Selma Highway, Building 1501, in Montgomery.

Following the brief ceremony, the unit, home to the F-16C Fighting Falcons, will depart for Balad, Iraq where they will provide aerial support to coalition forces.

The general public is invited to attend the ceremony on Tuesday, July 7th, at the dining facility to show their support for members of the 187 th FW and their families. The unit's main party will leave for Balad next week, date and time to be determined.

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