III Corps return

III Corps and Fort Hood Commander Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II is greeted by Command Sgt. Maj. Maurice Jackson, Task Force Phantom command sergeant major, at Larkin Terminal at Robert Gray Army Airfield on Sept. 19, 2018, after returning from a year-long deployment in command of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. The Army announced Friday that the corps headquarters will once again deploy to Iraq in fall 2019 to lead the coalition.

The Department of the Army announced Friday that the III Corps Headquarters will deploy to Iraq this fall.

The soldiers will replace XVIII Airborne Corps Headquarters as the headquarters of the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve — the task force aimed with destroying the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

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