Enterprise, AL – About 50 soldiers with the 831st Quartermaster Detachment have been assigned to duty in Iraq. The Army Reserve unit is based in Enterprise. The soldiers specialize in water purification, maintenance and supply. Before the group deploys overseas, the unit will report to Fort Benning, Georgia to mobilize. A send off ceremony is scheduled for Thursday in Enterprise. The 81st Regional Readiness Command in Birmingham reports the 831st was officially placed on active duty Tuesday.
Washington, DC – Some members of Alabama's congressional delegation say they're ready for an expanded Tennessee Valley Authority board. The board will expand to nine part-time members from the current three full-time members. Alabama has never had someone from the state on the board, and U-S Senator Jeff Sessions says he'll be pushing to nominate two Alabamians. U-S Senator Richard Shelby supports that and says he may request even more Alabama representation. Alabama contains the T-V-A's second-largest customer base.