What Fort Bragg soldiers say about the Afghanistan reduction deployment

FORT BRAGG – A special Veterans Day podcast released Thursday features Fort Bragg’s highest-ranking general sitting down to speak with Immediate Response Force paratroopers, who were part of the nation’s historic deployment to Afghanistan in August.

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The 82nd Airborne Division’s Immediate Response Force is capable of deploying anywhere in the world within 18 hours.

In this screenshot from the US Army Forces Command podcast "Frontline," released Thursday, General Michael Garrett speaks with soldiers deployed to Afghanistan in August to help with the evacuations as the 20-year war ended.

On FORSCOM’s “Frontline” podcast, General Michael Garrett, Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command, spoke to 1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers, Capt. Cody Chellman, Sgt. Gunner Parsons and Spc. Alsajjad Al Lami, about their experiences during the rapid release in August.

“I’m interested in what they saw, what they did, and the impressions of them,” Garrett said.

According to a FORSCOM, Chellman is from the Nashville, Tennessee area and has been in the Army for 16 years.

His parents retired from the Army in 2005 with a total of 62 years of service.

Parsons’ father served in the Marine Corps for more than 28 years.

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