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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 742-11
August 26, 2011

DOD Identifies Unit for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation

            The Department of Defense announced today a unit to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan. The announcement involves one brigade combat team totaling about 3,200 soldiers. The scheduled deployment date for this unit is December 2011.

            Specific unit:

            3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

            DoD will continue to announce major deployments as they are approved. For information regarding the 2nd Infantry Division, contact Lt. Col. Gary Dangerfield at 253-370-9861 or gary.dangerfield@us.army.mil .

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