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DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation

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Soldiers in Afghanistan

From the U.S. Department of Defense:

The Department of Defense today identified four major units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.

The scheduled rotation involves one cavalry regiment with roughly 3,000 personnel; one armored brigade combat team (ABCT) with roughly 3,200 personnel; one infantry brigade combat team (IBCT) with roughly 2,200 personnel; and a division headquarters with roughly 450 personnel to rotate in summer 2013.


The deploying units include:

Brigade Combat Teams:

-2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

-2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

-3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.


Division Headquarters:

-4th Infantry Division Headquarters, Fort Carson, Colo.

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