The Army announced Thursday that about 1,250 members of the 10th Mountain Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team based at Fort Drum in northern New York will begin a nine-month deployment to Iraq late this month or early September.
The brigade will train and advise Iraqi forces.
Nearly 1,000 soldiers in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team based at Fort Polk, Louisiana, are scheduled to begin their nine-month deployment to Afghanistan later this fall. The brigade’s primary mission will be to serve as advisers to the Afghan national security forces, which includes that nation’s army and police.
Another 300 Soldiers from the division headquarters are scheduled to deploy in late fall to Afghanistan.