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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: NR-387-14
July 23, 2014

DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation

The Department of Defense today identified three units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.

The scheduled rotation involves elements of one infantry brigade combat team (IBCT) with roughly 1,000 personnel (1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division); elements of one infantry brigade combat team with roughly 900 personnel (3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division); and elements of one combat aviation brigade with roughly 1,725 personnel (82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division) to rotate in fall 2014 in support of the combatant commander’s mission requirements. The deploying units include:

Brigade Combat Teams/Combat Aviation Brigades:

1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

DoD will continue to announce major deployments as they are approved. For information on the respective deployments, contact the following: 1st and 3rd BCTs, 101st Abn. Div., contact the 101st Abn. Div. public affairs office at 270-798-3468; 82nd CAB, 82nd Abn. Div., contact the 82nd Abn. Div. public affairs office at 910- 432-0661.
 

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