1,400 Fort Campbell soldiers to be deployed to Afghanistan this fall

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (WKRN) – Fourteen hundred Fort Campbell soldiers will be deployed to Afghanistan later this fall, officials announced Tuesday.

Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will be supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel during their deployment.

“From hunting Al Qaeda and Taliban forces during Operation Anaconda in 2002, to performing the advise-assist mission in 2014-15, the soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team have been nothing short of exceptional while supporting operations in Afghanistan over the years,” said Brig. Gen. Scott E. Brower, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) acting senior commander.

He continued, “The Rakkasans are trained, well-led, and prepared to accomplish any mission given to them while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.”

Officials did not say how long the service men and women would be deployed.

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