Today’s collection of posts begin with wishing Godspeed to Birmingham News business reporter Michael Tomberlin as he returns to active military duty this week. He serves as a major of the Alabama National Guard’s
167th Theater Sustainment Command 167th Infantry Battalion and is being redeployed to Afghanistan later this summer. During his deployment in 2008, He maintained a blog on al.com called Yellowhammering Afghanistan chronicling his experiences.
His unit most recently participated in the re-dedication of the Rainbow Viaduct in downtown Birmingham on Memorial Day weekend. The image above of Tomberlin and Birmingham Business Alliance senior vice president for communications Dave Rickey was taken during a send-off event for Tomberlin held at Avondale Brewing Company on May 29, 2012.
Tomberlin returns to his news desk next spring.