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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015  11:13:41 AM

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III Corps Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo Smith rolls the III Corps colors as Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, III Corps and Fort Hood 
commanding general, waits to assist him to case the corps colors for its deployment to Southwest Asia. III Corps held a casing ceremony Monday at the flagpole in front of III Corps and Fort Hood Headquarters.
III Corps cases colors ahead of Middle East deployment
The III Corps command team rolled and stowed the unit’s iconic colors and battlefield streamers in front of corps headquarters Monday, signaling the beginning of their mission in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo Smith, III Corps and Fort Hood command sergeant major, led the retreat casing ceremony, representing the 450 III Corps Soldiers who will lead Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. MacFarland recognized that the corps’ deployment comes at a critical time in the conflict. With the military campaign only 10-months old, the mission is to prevent the region from becoming a breeding ground for global terrorism. He acknowledged that the ability ...» read more
 
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