NCNG 30th Brigade Heavy Combat Team deploys to Iraq

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April 16, 2009. Pope Air Force Base, NC.. Members of the North Carolina National Guard's 30th Brigade Heavy Combat Team leave Pope Air Force Base for a 12 month tour in Iraq. In all, approximately 4,000 soldiers from the 30th HBCT are deploying and this will be the Brigade's 2nd deployment since 2003.. A soldier makes phone calls before boarding the plane.