Roughly 20 Alabama National Guard (ANG) soldiers have been called to active duty.
The members of the ANG’s Joint Force Headquarters Forward Logistics Team Six, out of Montgomery, Ala. will deploy to various locations across Afghanistan to teach, assist and advise the Afghan National Security Forces on logistics as it relates to sustaining a force. They will work with the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior levels of the Afghan government. Each member of the team is highly specialized in their functional area.
Before heading overseas, the team will conduct additional training at a mobilization station stateside.
They will also have a departure ceremony in Montgomery at the Alabama National Guard headquarters building on Thursday, Dec. 7.
Civilian officials, as well as senior Alabama National Guardsmen, will attend the ceremony to send off the Soldiers of the logistics team.
The general public is invited and encouraged to attend the event to show their support for the soldiers and their families. It takes place at 1720 Congressman Dickinson Drive, at 10:30 a.m. Anyone planning to attend should RSVP by 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 7, as the headquarters is a controlled facility.
Since 9/11, the ANG has called more than 24,000 personnel to active duty and remains a top contributor among the nation’s National Guard organizations.