Wednesday, February 13, 2008

18 Airborne Corps Special Troops BN takes the lead from 3 Corps' TF Phantom

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - Responsibility for the command, control and support of the Multi- National Force -, Multi- National Corps - Iraq changed hands Feb 11 at the Al-Faw Palace as the Soldiers of Task Force Phantom, III Corps Special Troops Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas, handed the reins to Task Force Dragon, XVIII Airborne Corps STB, Fort Bragg, N.C.

The was the second deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom for the Phantom Corps Soldiers and is also the second time that the XVIII Airborne Corps STB will take the helm as TF Dragon here.

TF Dragon will be responsible for a myriad of operations which support the approximately 2,500 servicemembers in the MNF - and MNC - I Headquarters element, including personnel management, training, communications, convoy escorts and more.