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Release No: 952-09
December 08, 2009

DoD Announces Replacement Unit for Iraq Rotation

                The Department of Defense announced today the alert for mobilization of a replacement unit scheduled to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Approximately 2,600 soldiers from the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade, headquartered at Edgewood, Md., will begin deploying in the summer of 2011.


                This rotation announcement reflects the continued commitment of the United States to the security of the Iraqi people.


                DoD will continue to announce major unit deployments as units are identified and alerted.  For information on the unit announced today, please contact Maryland National Guard Public Affairs at 410-576-6179.


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