Deployment Ceremony

Friends and family said good-bye today to soldiers from one of Alabama's National Guard units, as they head to iraq.

Wednesday. at Fort Pete Phillip's Armory, Governor Riley, along with family and friends, attended a departure ceremony for Alabama Army National Guard's 1-28th Medical Company from Ashland.

This is the second time in the last three years the unit has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Seventy-five soldiers from the unit will be gone for a year.