03 October 2012

Next Afghanistan Units Announced

The DoD has identified the next units for the upcoming Afghanistan rotation.

The Department of Defense today identified two major units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan. The scheduled rotation involves one armored brigade combat team with roughly 1,390 personnel -- and one combat aviation brigade with roughly 1,700 personnel to rotate in winter 2012. The deploying units include:

Brigade Combat Team:
4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Combat Aviation Brigade:
1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas.

By: Brant

1 comment:

Brian said...

So what happens with the four companies of tanks when a "heavy" BCT deploys to Afghanistan? Do they leave them behind and the crews serve as infantry from Hummers or LAVs?