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First Of 1,500 Idaho Troops Depart For Mission In Iraq

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The first of some 1,500 troops with the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team have left training in Camp Shelby, Miss., for their deployment to Iraq. The four-day departures began Sunday.

Col. Tim Marsano says the first wave of troops are scheduled to arrive in Kuwait on Monday and will be placed at their stations in Iraq later this month.

The 116th will focus on convoy security, military installation security and providing logistical support for military and civilian-agency delegations traveling to the country.
      
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