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1,000 82nd Airborne Soldiers Headed to Iraq

The Fayetteville Observer reports that “About 1,000 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division are schedule to deploy to Iraq next month in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.”  

“The paratroopers will go to four sites to train, advise and assist Iraqi security forces, according to the Pentagon. The deployment is scheduled to last nine months.”  

“‘They have extensive knowledge and experience in training and are disciplined and ready soldiers,’ said. Maj. Gen. Richard D. Clarke, commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division.”

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