91 NY Army National Guard Members to Be Deployed to Iraq - NBC New York

91 NY Army National Guard Members to Be Deployed to Iraq



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    New York State Troopers line up to enter the Magrath Sports Complex at Fort Drum, N.Y., to attend the funeral service for slain New York State Trooper Joel Davis, Saturday, July 15, 2017. Trooper Davis, 36, was fatally shot Sunday, July 9, 2017, while responding to reports of gunfire on a couple's property in the town of Theresa, N.Y. Police say a Fort Drum soldier, Staff Sgt. Justin Walters, fatally shot his 27-year-old wife before shooting Davis. Walters, who served two combat tours in Afghanistan, has been charged with two counts of murder. Fort Drum is the home of the Army's 10th Mountain Division. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)

    Ninety-one New York Army National Guard soldiers assigned to the 10th Mountain Division will be deployed to Iraq. 

    Members of the Fort Drum-based 10th Mountain Division Headquarters will be deployed this spring to help support Iraqi Security Forces in the fight against the Islamic State group, the Army announced this week. 

    National Guard officials in New York say members of their Main Command Post Operational Detachment will be part of that deployment.

    Army officials would not say how large the overall deployment will be.

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