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Army Sgt. Nick Wysong keeps watch as the Army's 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division -- the last formal U.S. military combat detachment to leave Iraq -- stops for fuel south of Baghdad, Iraq, on August 17, 2010.
Army Sgt. Nick Wysong keeps watch as the Army's 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division -- the last formal U.S. military combat detachment to leave Iraq -- stops for fuel south of Baghdad, Iraq, on August 17, 2010. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)

Not all troops in Iraq will be home for the holidays as President Barack Obama promised last month.

Troops in the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division will finish their 12-month deployment in Kuwait after leaving Iraq, the brigade commander posted on the unit's Facebook page.

"This force will function as a reserve in the region to provide maximum flexibility for response to contingencies," the post reads. "It also demonstrates our lasting commitment to regional stability and security, and the robust security relationships we maintain with our regional partners."

The Facebook post drew some upset comments from spouses, including one who wrote, "It's so hard to stay positive!"

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