WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense on Friday 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 2,000 personnel; elements of two combat aviation brigades — one with roughly 1,450 personnel and one with roughly 2,100 personnel to rotate in fall 2013 in support of the combatant commander’s mission requirements. The deploying units include:
3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
1st Cavalry Division Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.
1st Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Riley, Kan.
DoD will continue to announce major deployments as they are approved.