United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

News Release

Press Operations Bookmark and Share

News Release


IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1161-10
December 17, 2010

DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation

             The Department of Defense identified today eight major units to deploy as part of upcoming rotations of forces operating in Afghanistan.  The scheduled rotation for these replacement forces will begin in early 2011 and continue through the fall of 2011.

             The announcement involves one headquarters totaling 800 personnel, two combat aviation brigades totaling 5,500 personnel, and five infantry brigade combat teams totaling 18,000 personnel. 

            Headquarters units:

             I Corps Headquarters, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

            Combat Aviation Brigades:

            159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

            82nd Airborne Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

            Infantry Brigade Combat Teams:

            3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.

           3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

           1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

           3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

           2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

           DoD will continue to announce major deployments as they are approved.  For information on the I Corps Headquarters, contact the Joint Base Lewis-McChord public affairs office at 253-477-0164.  For information on the 159th CAB, contact the Fort Campbell public affairs office at 270-412-6787.  For information on the 82nd Airborne CAB, contact the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office at 910-432-0661.  For information on the 3rd BCT, 1st Infantry Division, contact the Fort Riley public affairs office at 502-624-0143.  For information on the 3rd BCT, 25th Infantry Division, contact the Schofield Barracks public affairs office at 808-438-1755.  For information on the 1st BCT, 25th Infantry Division, contact the U.S. Army Alaska public affairs office at 907-384-1542.  For information on the 3rd BCT, 10th Mountain Division, contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at 270-412-6787.  For information on the 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division, contact the Fort Carson public affairs office at 719-503-2082.