Sgt. Richard Sherba, 3rd ACR Public Affairs
Fort Hood Sentinel
July 27, 2010

Editor’s note: The following article, posted in March, is in response to accusations that Alex Jones and one of his callers are lying about the Austin cops training with soldiers in violation of Posse Comitatus.

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Soldiers from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment are preparing to deploy to Iraq this summer. The months and days leading up to their impending deployment have been full of preparation and training for the upcoming mission. The regiment returned from its last deployment to Iraq in February 2009. Since then, the environment in Iraq has changed. To address those changes, the Brave Rifles recently teamed up with the Austin Police Department to train.

“Third ACR leadership came and approached us, and asked if there was any way we could possibly assist, like we did back in ‘07, in helping prepare the Soldiers in a law enforcement manner for their next deployment,” said Lt. Steve Deaton of the Austin Police Department’s Special Operations unit.

“This is a unique opportunity for the squadron and the regiment, at large, to have the Austin Police let us come down to the academy and have them come to Fort Hood,” Maj. Thomas McNew, Tiger Squadron, 3rd ACR, said. “It helps us start down the road of partnering with police forces not unlike we will be doing in theatre with the Iraqis.”

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