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Moving Day in Iraq

By: Jeannette Hynes - KKTV 11 News
By: Jeannette Hynes - KKTV 11 News

Some Fort Carson soldiers are ready for action in Iraq. After spending two months in Kuwait, training, they've moved to Baquoba, Iraq. They're with the 1-68 Cavalry, Third Heavy Brigade Combat Team. They're taking over for the Maryland Army National Guard's 1-10 Field Artillery.

Like any moving day, organization is key. Without it, the mission would be disastrous. Soldiers make sure they unpack each box carefully.

Command Sergeant Major Rollie Russell says, "We have a very diverse mission. We're taking over an entire brigade, one battalion. We're just excited to have the opportunity to do it, and go out there and show the Iraqi people how democracy works."

These soldiers will serve about a year in Iraq. Right now, Fort Carson has 8,400 soldiers deployed in Iraq.


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