1,700 Fort Bragg-stationed 82nd Airborne soldiers headed to Iraq

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WNCN) – About 1,700 82nd Airborne soldiers stationed in Fort Bragg are being deployed to assist Iraqi Security Forces in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, officials confirmed Thursday.

The 2nd Brigade Combat Team will replace the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division in training, advising, and assisting the Iraqi Security Forces.

“The 2nd Brigade Combat Team is highly trained, disciplined, and fit,” said Col. James “Pat” Work, commander 2nd Brigade Combat Team. “Readiness is our top priority; our paratroopers are prepared for this deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Our team looks forward to this important mission and our opportunity to assist our Iraqi partners.”

CBS North Carolina will update this story as more information becomes available.

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