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Army to Deploy 101st Airborne Soldiers to Afghanistan | Military.com

Army to Deploy 101st Airborne Soldiers to Afghanistan | Military.com

The U.S. Army announced Tuesday it will deploy about 1,400 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to Afghanistan to participate in counter-terrorist operations.

The Rakkasans from 3rd Brigade Combat Team will deploy this fall to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel — the U.S. counter-terrorism operation against the remnants of al-Qaida, an emerging offshoot of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, and other terror groups, according to an Army press release.

Source: Army to Deploy 101st Airborne Soldiers to Afghanistan | Military.com