Hundreds of soldiers based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky got their marching orders Tuesday.
Between 400-to-500 soldiers boarded a giant "Atlas Air" Boeing 747 Tuesday evening... Headed for southwest Asia.
The soldiers are from the Second Squadron... 17th Cavalry Regiment... 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.
The Army says their mission is to support operation spartan shield in the Middle East.
The same regiment deployed to the Middle East in 2003 during the initial invasion of Iraq... And in 2005 and again in 2007.
This deployment is scheduled to last nine months.
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