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MP company cases colors ahead of Iraq deployment

Post by Scott Fontaine on July 27, 2009 at 11:49 am |
July 27, 2009 11:49 am

About 160 Fort Lewis soldiers from the 571st Military Police Company marked their upcoming yearlong deployment to Iraq with a colors-casing ceremony Monday morning.

The company, part of a 504th Military Police Battalion, will conduct personnel security missions and escort operations throughout the country. It’s the fourth time the 571st has served in Iraq.

On its last deployment, a 15-month tour that began in October 2006, the company trained more than 6,100 Iraqi policemen, supported nine combat operations and managed more than $10.2 million in contracts to construct and improve police stations in Diyala province.

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