Army announces deployment of 1,400 soldiers

The Army announced a new deployment of soldiers to the Middle East this week in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

A group of 1,400 soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky will deploy to Afghanistan later this fall.

“From hunting Al Qaeda and Taliban forces during Operation Anaconda in 2002, to performing the advise-assist mission in 2014-15, the soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team have been nothing short of exceptional while supporting operations in Afghanistan over the years,” he said. “The Rakkasans are trained, well-led, and prepared to accomplish any mission given to them while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.”