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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 037-12
January 19, 2012

DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation

            The Department of Defense today identified three major units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.  The scheduled rotation will begin in Spring 2012.

            This announcement involves one division headquarters totaling approximately 1,000 personnel and two brigade combat teams totaling approximately 5,800 personnel.

            Headquarters units:

            •  3rd Infantry Division HQ, Fort Stewart, Ga.

            Brigade Combat Teams:

            •  1st Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. (to deploy as a partial BCT).

            •  4th Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

            DoD will continue to announce major deployments as they are approved.  For information on the respective deployments contact 3rd Infantry Division HQ, public affairs office, 912-435-9876, and the 82d Airborne Division Rear Detachment, public affairs office, 910-432-0661.