17 February 2012

Next Afghanistan Unit Announced

The DoD has identified the next unit heading to Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense today identified one Army brigade combat team to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan. The scheduled late Spring 2012 rotation involves more than 4,000 soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

The Lewis-McCord website is all jacked up, but here's some info on the unit from Wikipedia.

2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team
Stryker Brigade Combat Team based at Fort Lewis, Washington (formerly 5th BCT)
  • Headquarters Company
  • 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment (Stryker)
  • 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment (Stryker)
  • 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment (Stryker)
  • 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment (RSTA)
  • 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment
  • 2nd Brigade Support Battalion
  • Company A, 52nd Infantry Regiment (Anti-Tank)
  • 562nd Engineer Company
  • 21st Signal Company
  • 572nd Military Intelligence Company
By: Brant

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