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Fifth of Fort Hood soldiers begin new year overseas

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FORT HOOD — About 20 percent of the more than 35,000 troops stationed at Fort Hood will bring in the new year deployed around the globe, according to the latest fact sheet put out by post officials.

The fact sheet, dated Dec. 6, states there are 35,406 military members assigned to the post — which includes U.S. Air Force personnel and active Reserve/National Guard soldiers. Of those, a little more than 6,700 are deployed.

Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II

U.S. Army Gen. James C. McConville, 36th Vice Chief Staff of the Army and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve and III Armored Corps, speak with U.S. Army Col. Charles D. Costanza, deputy commanding officer for Combined Joint Operations Command in Erbil during key leader and troop engagement in Erbil, Iraq, Oct. 15, 2017. More than 70 Coalition partners have committed themselves to the goal of eliminating the threat posed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria and have contributed in various capacities to the effort. CJTF-OIR is the global Coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. 

Warrior Strike IX

Sgt. Daviel Sellers, 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, scans for rooftop snipers before entering a building during Warrior Strike IX on Dec. 13, 2017. Warrior Strike IX is a regularly scheduled combined training exercise between the U.S. Army and the Republic of Korea Army. Warrior Strike IX is a 4-day training event taking place at multiple locations throughout South Korea.

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