Deployment ceremony for infantry unit headed to Afghanistan

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MONTGOMERY, AL (07/31/2012)(readMedia)-- The Alabama National Guard's 1/167 Infantry Battalion will have a deployment ceremony as the unit heads to Afghanistan for deployment.


Alabama National Guard’s 1/167th Infantry Battalion out of Talladega, Valley, Pelham, Cullman, Sylacauga and Oxford.


Deployment Ceremony in support of Operation Enduring Freedom

WHEN: Sunday August 05, 2012 at 11:00AM Central Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: Parade Field
Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Media who wish to attend this event should email Maj. Mike Tomberlin, the 1/167th public affairs officer, NO LATER THAN 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 3, 2012, at All media has to be escorted while on post at Camp Shelby. Media should bring affiliation identification (press credentials) and a government issued photo ID.

The 1/167th has played a role in every major American war since the Civil War. The battalion still carries the lineage and honor of the 4th Alabama, which fought in the Civil War, and continues to serve with distinction today. The unit was honored at the Rainbow Division viaduct in Birmingham, Ala., this Memorial Day as the monuments on the bridge were updated; and was also honored in France last year for its battle contributions during World War I.