29 Oct '14, 1am

BREAKING: Army cuts orders to 3rd ID for yearlong Afghanistan tour | By @MichelleTan32

BREAKING: Army cuts orders to 3rd ID for yearlong Afghanistan tour | By @MichelleTan32

About 200 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters will deploy to Afghanistan in November, officials announced Tuesday. Once deployed, the soldiers from Fort Stewart, Georgia, will assume their role as the U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Security Element. The deployment will include a supporting element in Qatar and a liaison in Kuwait, according to a news release from the division. The soldiers are expected to be deployed for 12 months, and they will be part of the 9,800 U.S. troops that will remain in Afghanistan after NATO’s International Security Assistance Force mission ends Dec. 31. The Resolute Support mission will begin Jan. 1, as U.S. and NATO forces draw down and transition from a combat role to a train, advise and assist mission. In Afghanistan, the deploying soldiers will join about 60 other soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division who arrived in co...

Full article: http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141028/NEWS08/31028006...

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