September 11th

Alabama Guard-Afghanistan
11:11 am
Sat September 7, 2013

Ala. Guard Unit Heading To Afghanistan

The 1103rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion out of Eufaula will deploy overseas to Afghanistan after training at a mobilization station.
Credit Alabama National Guard

Another Alabama National Guard unit is getting ready to go to Afghanistan.

The 1103rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion out of Eufaula will deploy overseas after training at a mobilization station.

A departure ceremony is planned for Saturday morning at Lakepoint Resort in Eufaula. The unit will move overseas this fall.

In Afghanistan, the more than 60-member unit will help with closing bases and moving equipment and supplies.

More than 21,000 members of the Alabama Guard have been called to active duty in response to the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Airport Expansion
5:07 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

New Terminal Opens At Birmingham Airport

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is set to open its new terminal.
Credit flybirmingham.com / Birmingham Airport Authority

Birmingham City leaders are set to cut the ribbon on a new terminal at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. 


The terminal will feature 13 new gates, a ticketing counter a new security checkpoint area and a new baggage claim area.


The new terminal is part of a $201 million modernization project being done in two phases. Airport officials say the modernization project brings the new terminals into compliance with TSA regulations that were passed after the September 11th attacks.

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Remembering 9/11
3:57 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Alabamians Pause To Remember Victims Of 9/11

People all around Alabama are remembering victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks 11 years after they occurred.
The National Guard Flickr

Flags are flying at half-staff at Alabama's Capitol, and people are pausing statewide to remember victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks 11 years after they occurred.

Birmingham fire stations displayed their fire engines with the lights on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Police in Decatur took time to salute people killed in the attacks.

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