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Camp Buehring prepares for USF-I

Lt. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks (second from left), Third Army/ARCENT commanding general, talks to soldiers at one of the build-up sites being prepared in preparation for U.S. Forces–Iraq moving its headquarters to Camp Buehring in support of the Dec. 31 drawdown of forces from Iraq. Leaders are adding many extra features to the base, including new technical operations centers, internet lines and living quarters. The planning and movement of troops is a part of helping Third Army sustain the fight, be ready for operations tonight and shape the future.



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This work, Camp Buehring prepares for USF-I, by SGT Jordan Johnson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.31.2011

Date Posted:08.03.2011 04:46

Photo ID:438185

VIRIN:110731-A-WZ286-001

Resolution:3791x2273

Size:1.82 MB

Location:KW

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