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Fort Campbell Among Three Units To Deploy To Afghanistan

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Pentagon has announced that three more Army brigades, including one from Fort Campbell, will deploy to Afghanistan later this winter.

The Department of Defense on Friday identified the units as the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Ky.; the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division from Fort Bliss, Texas; and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum, N.Y.

The Pentagon said about 2,800 soldiers from the Fort Campbell unit will be included in the deployment, along with 4,000 soldiers from the Fort Bliss unit and 2,870 from the Fort Drum unit.

Thousands of troops from the Army installation on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line are headed back to Afghanistan, including a combat aviation brigade, an infantry brigade and Afghan advisory teams.

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