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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Army Announces Upcoming Iraq, Afghanistan Rotations



By Amaani Lyle
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2015 – Army officials have announced upcoming Iraq and Afghanistan rotations slated for August and September, Pentagon spokesman Navy. Capt. Jeff Davis said in a briefing today.

“These are routine rotations to replace personnel that are already there,” Davis said.

Of note, he said, 1,250 soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, will rotate to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Meanwhile, Fort Drum will see 300 additional 10th Mountain Division soldiers deploy alongside 1,000 soldiers from the Fort Polk, Louisiana-based 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel.

Additionally, 450 soldiers from III Corps, based at Fort Hood, Texas, will deploy to Kuwait in September for a 12-month rotation in the headquarters for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, Davis said.

CJTF-OIR is “leading the regional campaign of coalition and international partners to synchronize military activities across the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” he said.

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