Archive for Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pentagon announces more Afganistan deployments, including 3,000 troops from Fort Riley

June 7, 2012


— The Department of Defense has announced four units, including one from Fort Riley, that will deploy to Afghanistan this year.

The scheduled rotation announced Thursday includes more than 11,000 soldiers from the four units who will start deploying between spring and winter.

More than 3,000 soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division based at Fort Riley, Kan., will deploy in the spring.

More than 2,950 soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team and more than 2,580 soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, both from the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, will deploy in the fall.

And about 2,500 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade based at Fort Stewart, Ga., are scheduled to deploy in the winter.


Joe Hyde 6 years ago

Hopefully to function as part of a "collapsing bag" drawdown of our force there. Ya never know; there could soon be more troopers coming home on expired rotations than are being sent over on new rotation, resulting in a net reduction. Every little bit helps, if that's the case. Sure wish we were all the way out of there.

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