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Spread across multiple countries in the Middle East, soldiers with crucial critical-thinking skills are working behind the scenes to keep Patriot missile units ready and lethal.
These soldiers, from the headquarters battalion of 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, trained recently on Fort Bragg ahead of their deployment to undisclosed locations in Southwest Asia. They will deploy early next year to manage technological assets and train partner nations on air-defense artillery equipment.
The deployment is expected to be nine months and is part of a regular rotation to the region.
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