Saturday, September 27, 2003

More Reservists Are Called Up for Duty in Iraq

The United States activated 10,000 National Guard troops today for service in Iraq and put 5,000 others on alert for call-up after an appeal for foreign military help met no immediate response.

The 30th Infantry Brigade, from North Carolina, and the 39th Infantry Brigade, from Arkansas, each with 5,000 soldiers, were ordered to join the active duty force on Oct. 1 and Oct. 12, respectively. They will undergo about three months of training before going to Iraq early next year for 12 months.


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