Fort Wainwright soldiers to deploy

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008

FORT WAINWRIGHT - About 160 soldiers from the 539th Transportation Co. at Fort Wainwright are getting ready to deploy to Iraq.

The fort will conduct a deployment ceremony Friday.

The soldiers will provide convoy escort. Officials expect the deployment to last about 12 months.

The unit was reactivated in March after more than 30 years on inactive status.

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