Army Announces Unit Deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq and Korea

Paratroopers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division load an Airforce C-17 Globemaster aircraft to conduct Operation Panther Storm on Thursday, March 28 at Fort Bragg’s Pope Army Airfield. (U.S. Army/ Sgt. Taylor Hoganson)
Paratroopers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division load an Airforce C-17 Globemaster aircraft to conduct Operation Panther Storm on Thursday, March 28 at Fort Bragg’s Pope Army Airfield. (U.S. Army/ Sgt. Taylor Hoganson)

U.S. Army brigade combat teams will deploy this summer to Afghanistan, Iraq and Korea to participate in ongoing rotations, according to recent Army announcements.

The 82nd Airborne Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will deploy to Afghanistan to replace 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel, a March 29 news release states.

"Our great paratroopers are honored to answer our nation's call to deploy overseas," Col. Art Sellers, commander of the 3rd BCT, said in the release. "We stand eager and ready to work alongside our Afghan and coalition partners toward mission success in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel."

The Army will deploy the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, out of Fort Wainwright, Alaska, to replace the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq, according to another news release.

"We are privileged to be joining the international coalition that will defeat ISIS and set conditions for increased regional stability," Col. Matthew Brown, commander of the 1st SBCT, said in the release, referring to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. "The Arctic Wolves are trained, equipped and exceptionally well led. ... The brigade has readied itself for any mission."

Meanwhile, the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at Fort Hood, Texas, will replace the 1st Armored Division's 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team in Korea.

"The Greywolf brigade is a highly trained and professional team of soldiers, always ready to answer our nation's call," Col. Kevin Capra, commander of the 3rd ABCT, said in a news release. "We look forward to once again working with our Korean partners and strengthening our nation's alliance. After months of intense training, I know our troopers are ready and able to support this mission."

-- Matthew Cox can be reached at matthew.cox@military.com.

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