22 April 2011

Next Iraq Units Announced

The DoD has announced that 2/82 is headed out for the next Iraq Rotation.

The Department of Defense announced today the deployment of a unit as part of an upcoming rotation of forces supporting Operation New Dawn in Iraq. The scheduled rotation for these replacement forces will begin in late Spring 2011.

The deploying unit is 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade (AAB), 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, N.C., totaling 3,500 personnel.

As part of Operation New Dawn, the 2nd AAB will have three primary missions: advise, assist, train and equip Iraqi Security Forces; conduct partnered counter-terrorism operations; and support and protect civilian and military efforts focused on developing Iraqi civil and institutional capacity.

Image from 2/82 website...

By: Brant

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