Fort Campbell sending 500 to Iraq, Kuwait next year to fight ISIS

Courtesy: 101st Airborne/Facebook

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) – The military says about 500 soldiers from the 101st Airborne headquarters at Fort Campbell are deploying to the Middle East to support military actions against the Islamic State group.

The post says the soldiers will leave early next year for a nine-month rotation in Iraq and Kuwait, where they will replace troops from the 82nd Airborne Division headquarters.

The military says the soldiers will provide command and control of coalition troops and training, advising and assisting Iraqi Security Forces.

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