The Department of Defense today identified six units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.
The scheduled rotation involves elements of two infantry brigade combat teams (IBCT) – one with roughly 1,830 personnel (4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division) and one with roughly 2,000 personnel (2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division); elements of one armored brigade combat team (ABCT) with roughly 1,160 personnel (3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division); elements of one combat aviation brigade with roughly 1,800 personnel (159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division); a division headquarters element with roughly 630 personnel (10th Mountain Division Headquarters) and a corps headquarters element with roughly 560 personnel (XVIII Airborne Corps Headquarters) to rotate in winter 2013-2014 in support of the combatant commander’s mission requirements. The deploying units include:
Brigade Combat Teams/Combat Aviation Brigades:
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.
159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
10th Mountain Division Headquarters, Fort Drum, N.Y.
XVIII Airborne Corps Headquarters, Fort Bragg, N.C.