FORT HOOD — Over 250 troops from III Corps headquarters at Fort Hood are set to deploy by the end of next week to Kuwait for a yearlong deployment to head up the ground forces coalition against the Islamic State group.

It’s a familiar mission for III Corps, which has been on a rotating deployment to Iraq and Kuwait in the fight against ISIS since 2015, when then-III Corps and Fort Hood commander Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland deployed to be in charge of what the military calls Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. The task force is the military component of the 65-nation Coalition to defeat the ISIS.

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