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Department of Defense Announces Fort Campbell’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team and 101 Combat Aviation Brigade deployments


Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The United States Department of Defense announced the deployment of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasan” and the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Destiny,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in late Fall 2012.

Approximately 2,950 3rd BCT Soldiers and 2,580 101 CAB Soldiers will deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.

“Rakkasan and Destiny Soldiers are highly trained, disciplined and fit,” said Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, 101st Commanding General. “The Soldiers in these brigades have been preparing for this deployment since early this year. I am confident in the leadership of these brigades and know they are well trained for this deployment to Afghanistan,” said McConville.




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