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 year.
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.
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