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Fort Hood Wives Cope with New Deployment

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Fort Hood Wives Cope with New Deployment

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Fort Hood Wives Cope with New Deployment

Fort Hood Wives Cope with New Deployment

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Earlier this week, the Pentagon announced that the 4th Infantry Division, based in Fort Hood, Texas, will be redeployed to Iraq before completing a full year at home.

Melissa Block talks about the short turn-around with Diane Hammond, wife of Jeffrey Hammond, the 4th ID's commanding general, and Terri Batshelet, whose husband is the division's chief of staff.

Both wives say it wasn't a surprise, and that their families are making the most of the time they do have with their soldiers.