III Corps deploys to Afghanistan

Officers from III Corps cross the tarmac to board a plane for deployment to Afghanistan at Robert Gray Army Airfield on Monday, April 15, 2013.

Lt. Gen. Mark Milley led the soldiers of III Corps to Afghanistan Monday morning.

Before boarding a flight at Robert Gray Army Airfield, Milley, commander of the Phantom Warriors, reiterated the corps' mission over the course of the next year.

"We're not going for a loss or a tie; we're going to win," he said. "Give it your all. Your mission, our collective task, is to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces."

III Corps will serve as the headquarters for the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, overseeing the entire theater of operations.

For more on this story, read tomorrow's Killeen Daily Herald.

Contact Rose L. Thayer at rthayer@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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