16 March 2012

Next Afghanistan Unit(s) Announced

The DoD has identified the next units headed to Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense today identified three major units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan. The Spring 2012 scheduled rotation involves one brigade combat team headquarters with more than 70 personnel; one brigade combat team with more than 3,600 personnel; and a combat aviation brigade with more than 2,400 personnel to include:

Headquarters unit (rotation began last month):
76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Headquarters, Indiana Army National Guard

Brigade Combat Team and Combat Aviation Brigade:
173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy
12th Combat Aviation Brigade, Katterbach, Germany

DoD will continue to announce major deployments as they are approved.

By: Brant

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