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Idaho soldiers send holiday messages from Iraq

| December 23, 2010 8:00 PM

Idaho Army National Guard soldiers serving in Iraq have passed along holiday greetings to their communities.

Holiday video messages from the soldiers of the 116th Cavalry Brigade are now available.

Visit the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) website. Web links for videos of 116th Cavalry Brigade Soldiers are provided in order of hometown.

For a complete list of holiday greetings from deployed Idahoans of all branches of service in Iraq and Afghanistan visit the Christmas 2010 Holiday Greetings page on DVIDS website at http://www.dvidshub.net/holiday/C100/ID.

Go to http://www.dvidshub.net/member/registration and register for a free media account. To request broadcast quality videos visit http://www.dvidshub.net/mediarequest.

For questions contact DVIDS customer service, available 24 hours a day, at 1-877-DVIDS-247.

The 116th is comprised of 1,500 soldiers from Idaho, 600 from Montana and 600 from Oregon. About 150 from Idaho are attached to the Post Falls armory.

The 116th was mobilized in April for deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. The brigade departed its home states in mid-September for pre-deployment training at Camp Shelby, Miss.

The 116th arrived in Iraq in mid-November and assumed responsibility of their mission from deployed units they replaced in early December.

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