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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 019-11
January 07, 2011

DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation

              The Department of Defense identified today two units to deploy as part of upcoming rotations of forces operating in Afghanistan.  The scheduled rotation for these replacement forces will take place in early 2011.  These units are scheduled to be deployed for approximately one year.

              The announcement involves a headquarters element totaling 600 Marines and sailors, and a regimental combat team totaling 5,000 Marines and sailors.

             Specific units:

            Headquarters, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), Camp Lejeune, N.C.

             Regimental Combat Team-8, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

            DoD will continue to announce major deployments as they are approved. For information on these units, contact the Camp Lejeune public affairs office at 910-451-7200.

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