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3rd ID Special Troops Battalion to extend
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The 3rd Infantry Division’s headquarters unit announced Wednesday it will extend its Iraq deployment by 30 days. The 3rd ID Special Troops Battalion’s 700 soldiers will redeploy in November instead of October, as was initially scheduled.

3rd ID Special Troops Battalion Public Affairs Officer Maj. Jeff Allen said via e-mail Wednesday no other brigade would be affected by the 30-day extension.

Allen stressed DoD’s decision to extend 3rd ID’s headquarters was a way to ensure continuity of command and had nothing to do with “difficulties on the ground.”

For more on this story, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.

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