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US troops set for deployment to Afghanistan

US troops set for deployment to Afghanistan

Aug 17, 2019 - 14:48

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Troops from Texas and New York are set for deployment to Afghanistaninfo-icon, as part of a regular rotation of forces, the US army says.

In an announcement on Friday, the army said the deployment would take place later in the year.

The 10th Mountain’s aviation brigade will replace the 1st Armored Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade with aircraft including Apache and Black Hawk helicopters and Shadow drones for about nine months.

"With the help of our National Guard partners and the international coalition, we will work to defeat [the Islamic State] and set the conditions for long-term regional stability,” Col. Darrell Doremus, commander of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, said in a statement.

The 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade will replace the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade out of Fort Bragg.

Ahead of the deployment, over 800 soldiers of the brigade have an upcoming training rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, said Maj. Jeff Grimes, unit spokesman.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud


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