101st Airborne Division to deploy to Afghanistan

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - The commanding general of the 101st
Airborne Division at Fort Campbell says the 101st command will go
back to Afghanistan starting in May and June.
Maj. Gen. John Campbell said Thursday that the deployment of the
82nd Airborne, which replaced the 101st when it left, has been
extended about 50 days.
This deployment for the 101st command of about 1,100 to 1,200
soldiers is coming about six months earlier than expected.
According to The Leaf-Chronicle of Clarksville, it had
previously been announced that the 3rd Brigade Combat Team will
deploy in late fall 2009 to Afghanistan for a 12-month deployment.
The other infantry brigades are expected to deploy to Afghanistan
or Iraq, though their destinations have not yet been announced.
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Information from: The Leaf-Chronicle,
http://www.theleafchronicle.com

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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