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A soldier from C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, provides security on the roof of an Iraqi police station in the Sha'ab area of Baghdad, Iraq.  
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

Soldiers: 2,200

Home fort: Fort Irwin, California

Deployed to: Iraq

Units: The regiment consists of 1st and 2nd Squadrons, a Support Squadron, and the regiment's headquarters troop.

Duties: In Iraq, the 11th ACR is part of Task Force Freedom, which responsible for Mosul, Tal Afar, and the rest of the Ninevah Province in northern Iraq. The 11th ACR, known as Task Force Blackhorse when deployed, is stationed there to train Iraqi security forces.

At Fort Irwin, home of the Army's National Training Center, the regiment is the opposing force that battles against visiting Army and National Guard task forces, which deploy to the center to conduct training exercises under near-combat conditions. A Nevada-based Army Reserve unit, 1st Squadron, 221st Cavalry Regiment, will be the opposing force while the 11th is deployed to Iraq.

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