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Gen. Austin visits Third Army team

Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, United States Forces-Iraq commanding general and Thomasville, Ga., native visited Lt. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, Third Army/ARCENT commanding general and Alexandria, Va., native, and his team here Dec. 2. During his visit, Gen. Austin expressed his gratitude for Third Army operations in support of the Dec. 31 deadline to withdraw troops from Iraq to Lt. Gen. Brooks and Third Army key leaders. “There is no one north of the border that thinks their doing this [withdraw operations] by themselves,” Gen. Austin stated. “Your team has exceeded the standards.”



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This work, Gen. Austin visits Third Army team, by SFC Shelia Sledge, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.03.2011

Date Posted:12.05.2011 02:13

Photo ID:494715

VIRIN:111203-A-LP637-001

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