A Fort Bragg-based unit will remain in
Iraq for an additional three months as part of deployments that
will move most of the Army base's soldiers overseas later this
The military says the 3,500 paratroopers in the 82nd Airborne's
2nd Brigade Combat Team will stay in Iraq for three months beyond
their original return date in September. The unit left in January
as part of the troop buildup in Baghdad and is now scheduled to
return in January 2008.
Under previously announced deployments, another 3,500 soldiers
in the division's 1st Brigade Combat Team will leave in June, and
the 18th Airborne Corps headquarters will begin a yearlong
deployment in October.