21 December 2010

DOD Announces Next Afghan Units

The DOD has officially announced the next units in the barrel for Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense identified today eight major units to deploy as part of upcoming rotations of forces operating in Afghanistan. The scheduled rotation for these replacement forces will begin in early 2011 and continue through the fall of 2011.

The announcement involves one headquarters totaling 800 personnel, two combat aviation brigades totaling 5,500 personnel, and five infantry brigade combat teams totaling 18,000 personnel.

Headquarters units:

I Corps Headquarters, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Combat Aviation Brigades:

159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

82nd Airborne Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Infantry Brigade Combat Teams:

3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.

3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

By: Brant

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