Approximately 1,800 Soldiers from two separate units will deploy to the war zone in the upcoming months, the Army announced today, January 8, 2016. About 1,300 Soldiers will deploy to Iraq this spring to support Operation Inherent Resolve. The remaining Soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The units that will be deploying are 2nd Brigade Command Team, 101st Airborne Division of Fort Campbell, KY and 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment of Fort Drum, NY.
These deployments are a part of the regular rotation of forces. However, Gen. John Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, recently told USA Today that he wants to keep as many U.S. troops in-country as possible through 2016.
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