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Posted: Wednesday, 08 January 2014 7:45AM

Unit to case colors before deployment



FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — A Fort Campbell-based battalion is set to case its colors before deploying to Afghanistan later this year.

The 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment will conduct the ceremony Jan. 10 at the sprawling military post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line.

The unit colors are a flag that represents the unit on the battlefield, and casing it symbolizes the unit is prepared for movement.

Once in Afghanistan, the battalion will provide protection for coalition forces across Afghanistan against the threat of indirect fire.

The "Strike Fear" battalion deployed to Afghanistan in 2013, when its members worked to protect Forward Operating Base Shank in the Logar province of eastern Afghanistan, in the north of the city of Gardez.

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