1K Fort Campbell Soldiers To Be Deployed To Iraq

Posted at 9:36 AM, Jan 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-11 10:53:02-05

More than 1,000 Fort Campbell soldiers will be deployed to Iraq, the Department of the Army has announced.

Army officials said approximately 1,300 soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team in the 101st Airborne Division will deploy to Iraq this spring.

"Second Brigade is ready, trained, well-lead and fully prepared to take on its new mission in support of coalition operations in Iraq," said Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander of 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell. "The brigade recently returned from the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana, where the soldiers validated their outstanding ability to conduct complex operations in any environment and win." 

Among its duties, the Strike Brigade will advise and assist Iraqi Security Forces. It would also replace the 1st Brigade Combat Team and 10th Mountain Division, which will return to Fort Drum.