FORT HOOD, Texas — Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, III Corps commander, and III Corps Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Crosby will case the III Corps colors at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the III Corps flag pole signifying the beginning of the unit’s year-long deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

The command will lead a regional campaign of coalition and international partners synchronizing military activities as the headquarters of the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.

Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) was created in October 2014. CJTF-OIR serves as the headquarters for a global coalition of more than 65 nations and partner organizations, formed to militarily defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a common global enemy.

Media interested in covering the event should register here no later than 4 p.m. Aug. 3. Gate time for the event is 3:45 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Southside parking lot of the Marvin Leath Visitors Center.