Army Announces Fall Deployments to Afghanistan and Korea

Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division, man their gun lines.
Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, man their gun lines during Mountain Peak 20-01 exercise. (U.S. Army/Capt. Jessica George)

The Army announced that a combat brigade from the 10th Mountain Division will deploy this fall to Afghanistan for a rotation to support Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, based in Fort Drum, New York, will replace the 10th Mountain's 1st Brigade Combat Team and participate in the U.S. counterterrorism mission against al-Qaida and other terrorist groups, according to an Army news release.

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"Commando Brigade soldiers stand ready to assume the mission from our fellow 10th Mountain Division soldiers," Col. Damon Harris, commander of the 2nd BCT, said in the release. "Our soldiers are highly trained, expertly led, and professionals in their craft. They are honored and proud to serve our great nation."

The Army will also send the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team from Fort Stewart, Georgia, to South Korea this fall.

The 1st ABCT will replace the 1st Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team in the regular rotation of forces to support the United States' allies on the Korean peninsula.

"We are excited and honored to represent the 3rd Infantry Division and XVIII Airborne Corps," said Col. Trent D. Upton, commander of the 1st ABCT. "We are trained and ready."

The Army announced last week that the 1st Cavalry Division's 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team at Fort Hood, Texas, will deploy to Europe this fall to replace the 3rd ID's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team to support NATO partners in the mission to deter Russian aggression in the region.

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