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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- 11 February , 2003

 

ADDITIONAL 13TH CORPS SUPPORT COMMAND UNITS DEPLOY TO CENTCOM

 

The 13th Corps Support Command, which provides logistical and medical support units to III Corps, will deploy a Medical Evacuation Headquarters and an Air Evacuation Company on Wednesday (Feb. 12). 

 

The deploying soldiers will conduct manifest operations and a departure ceremony with friends and family members at the 13th Corps Support Command Gym Wednesday at 10 a.m.

 

These units will reposition forces as required to support the president's global war against terrorism.  Any further employment of those forces deploying in a future combat role is a presidential decision.

 

III Corps and its units based at Fort Hood have responded from the outset of the war on terror, and will continue to deploy forces to places such as Afghanistan, Central Asia, Southwest Asia, Cuba and Europe.  All III Corps units remain trained and ready to deploy on short notice as required to defend America's interests at home and worldwide.

 

For security reasons, specific numbers of troops deploying and deployment destinations will not be announced at this time, and III Corps officials will not speculate on future employment of forces.

 



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