1,300 Fort Campbell soldiers headed to Iraq

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (WKRN) – The U.S. Army announced last week around 1,300 soldiers from Fort Campbell will deploy to Iraq this spring.

The soldiers, with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team with the 101st Airborne Division, known as the “Strike” Brigade, are deploying in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

The Strike Brigade will advise and assist Iraqi Security Forces, replacing the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, which will return to Fort Drum.

“2nd Brigade is ready, trained, well-lead and fully prepared to take on its new mission in support of coalition operations in Iraq,” said Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander of 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell.

The exact date of their deployment has yet to be released.

According to the Department of Defense, Operation Inherent Resolve is the nation’s “targeted operation against [ISIS] terrorists.” Click here to read more from the government.

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