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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1078-10
November 19, 2010

DOD Announces Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation

            The Department of Defense announced today major units to deploy as part of upcoming rotations of forces operating in Afghanistan.  The announcement involves two headquarters totaling 1,600 personnel and two infantry brigade combat teams totaling 6,800 personnel.  The scheduled rotation for these forces will begin in early 2011 and continue through the fall of 2011.

            Headquarters units:

            1st Cavalry Division Headquarters, Fort Hood, Texas.

            82nd Airborne Division Headquarters, Fort Bragg, N.C.

            Infantry Brigade Combat Teams:

            170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Baumholder, Germany.

            172nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Grafenwoehr and Schweinfurt, Germany.

            DoD will continue to announce major deployments as they are approved.  For information on the 170th or 172nd BCTs, contact U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs in Heidelberg, Germany, at ocpa.pi@eur.army.mil or 49-6221-57-5816.  For information on the 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters, Fort Hood, Texas, contact Lt. Col. Chad Carroll at 254-287-9400, chad.carroll@us.army.mil.  For information on the 82nd Airborne Division Headquarters, Fort Bragg, N.C., contact Lt. Col. David Connolly at 910-432-0661, david.connolly1@us.army.mil.