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Mon December 22, 2008
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Holiday troops

Tallassee, AL – It's not exactly the holiday trip the had in mind, but military duty has called another group of Alabama National Guard personnel. About 190 soliders assigned to the 158th Maintenance Company, based in Tallassee and Tuskegee, are expected to depart the U.S. sometime Monday. According to a company commander, the unit had been in training at an Army installation in Indiana since early November. The soliders will serve approximately one year and should arrive somewhere in nothern Iraq around Christmas.