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Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, provide perimeter security during a raid in Falluja, Iraq.  
10th Mountain Division

Soldiers: 2,600

Home fort: Fort Drum, New York

Deployed to: Iraq

Units: The division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team deployed to Iraq in July 2004 for one year. The combat team consists of Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade; 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment; 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment; 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment; 210th Forward Support Battalion; B Company, 10th Signal Battalion, and elements of 110th Military Intelligence Battalion.

Approximately 700 soldiers from 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, and 548th Corps Support Battalion are already serving in Iraq.

Roughly 600 10th Mountain soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, and 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, returned home in April 2004 after an 11 1/2-month deployment in Iraq.

Duties: The 10th Mountain Division is a specially tailored infantry division that is expected to be ready to deploy by air, sea or land 96 hours after being notified of deployment orders.

10th Mountain soldiers, including those from the 4th Battalion, participated in Operation Anaconda in March 2002 in southern Afghanistan. Soldiers from the division also provided security at an airfield in Uzbekistan that is being used by the U.S. military, and other 10th Mountain units are currently serving in Afghanistan.

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