The Department of Defense announced today that the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard, will deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to train the Afghan National Security Forces. Initial personnel will begin to deploy in late 2007, with the majority of the approximately 1,700 service members deploying in mid 2008.
This rotation reflects the continued U.S. commitment to Afghanistan and development of the Afghan National Security Forces. Afghan forces continue to develop capability and assume responsibility for security. Force levels in Afghanistan continue to be conditions-based, and are determined based on the recommendations of military commanders in Afghanistan and in consultation with the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
DoD will continue to announce major unit deployments as the units are identified and alerted. For information on the units announced today, please contact the Public Affairs Office, Joint Force Headquarters New York at (518) 786-4581.