500 Fort Bragg paratroopers headed to Iraq
Posted June 19, 2015
Fort Bragg, N.C. — About 500 members of the 82nd Airborne will deploy to Iraq to train and advise local fighters there in their battle against the Islamic State, a Fort Bragg spokesman said Friday.
The paratroopers would be deployed for about nine months.
They join more than 1,200 paratroopers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team already in the country.