Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman attended a send-off for a group of Air National Guard troops being deployed in the War on Terrorism.
Thirty members of the 232nd Combat Communications squadron were sent to bases outside the United States, to support Operation Enduring Freedom.
"The state of Alabama has already sent a disproportionately large share of men and women through the Guard to protect this country than other states, " said Siegelman.
The 232nd is a tactical communications unti that specializes in providing information technology services to other military units.