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120 Ala. soldiers headed to Afghanistan

FORT DEPOSIT, AL (WSFA) -

The 781st Transportation Company based at Fort Deposit is preparing to deploy nearly 120 Alabama National Guard soldiers to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The 781st will provide transportation support to units throughout the area of operations.

The 781st will have a departure ceremony at the Fort Deposit Municipal Complex, located next to the company's armory at 200 Old Fort Road West, Wednesday, Feb. 15. The ceremony begins at 10:00am.

The 781st has previously supported combat operations for Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom as well as responded to numerous state domestic operations in times of need following natural disasters.

The 781st will continue to undergo extensive mobilization training at a mobilization training station before deploying.

State and local officials as well as senior Alabama National Guardsmen will attend the ceremony to send off the Soldiers of the 781st. The general public is invited and encouraged to attend to show their support for the Soldiers and their families.

The Alabama National Guard has called more than 17,000 personnel to active duty since 9/11 and remains a top contributor among the nation's National Guard.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Alabama National Guard 

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