31 Mar '15, 12am

1,250 Fort Drum-based soldiers to deploy to Iraq

1,250 Fort Drum-based soldiers to deploy to Iraq

Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division train on Jan. 25. (Photo: Army) CONNECT 19 TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE About 1,250 soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division will deploy to Iraq later this year, officials said Monday. The soldiers from the division's 1st Brigade Combat Team will deploy in August or September, said Maj. Josh Jacques, a spokesman for the division. The Fort Drum, New York-based soldiers are expected to deploy for nine months, and they will replace paratroopers from 3rd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division, who have been in Iraq since January, Jacques said. The announcement about the soldiers' upcoming deployment came as new Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited Fort Drum on Monday. Carter thanked the troops for their service during his first domestic trip since being sworn in on March 6. "Some of you are recently back from Afghanist...

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