400 Fort Campbell Soldiers Will Deploy To Iraq

Posted at 2:01 PM, Aug 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-05 15:01:26-04

Approximately 400 Fort Campbell soldiers will be deployed to Iraq this summer, Army officials said.

The soldiers, with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division, will be deployed as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Officials said they will join the 1,300 troops already there.  

Friday’s announcement comes after President Obama previously announced an increase in troop levels in Iraq. 

"We call these soldiers the Strike Ready Force. They have remained prepared to deploy and join the team in Iraq at a moment's notice," said Lt. Col. Eric Lopez, 2nd Brigade Combat Team provisional brigade commander. "These soldiers are trained and ready to join the fight."‎