National Guard

Politics & Government
8:26 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Major National Guard Center Set For Decatur

State officials say a large National Guard training center is set to be up and running in Decatur by the end of 2017.
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A large National Guard training center is planned for north Alabama.

   Gov. Robert Bentley and state Sen. Arthur Orr of Decatur announced that the training center will be developed on the old site of the Lurleen B. Wallace Developmental Center in Decatur. The facility was operated by the state Department of Mental Health until it closed a decade ago. The Department of Mental Health turned over the deed to the National Guard on Thursday.

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U.S. Military
7:27 am
Sun July 22, 2012

Alabama National Guard Investigated for Improper Travel

KC-135 Stratotanker
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) —

The Alabama National Guard has launched an investigation into a recent deployment from Birmingham to England to determine whether guard personnel improperly took relatives along on military aircraft.

The Birmingham News reports Berryhill has confirmed the investigation. The guard declined to elaborate on the nature of the allegations.

At issue are members of the 117th Air Refueling Wing based at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

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