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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 524-11
June 17, 2011

DOD Announces Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Deployment

                 The Department of Defense announced today three units to deploy as part of upcoming rotations of forces operating in Afghanistan.  The announcement involves two brigade combat teams totaling 6,400 personnel and one combat aviation brigade totaling 2,750 personnel. The scheduled rotation for these forces will begin late summer 2011 and continue through early 2012. 

                Specific units: 

                3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas 

                37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Ohio Army National Guard 

                1st  Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas 

                The DoD will continue to announce major deployments as they are approved.  For information on the 1st Armored Division, contact Maj. Myles Caggins at 915-568-8612.  For information on the Ohio Army National Guard, contact James Sims at 614-336-7000.  For information on the 1st Cavalry Division, contact Staff Sgt. Jefferson VanWey at 254-287-9400.