WASHINGTON (November 6, 2015) -- The Department of the Army announced today that the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Headquarters, stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will deploy to Iraq and Kuwait with approximately 500 Soldiers for a nine-month rotation in early 2016 to support Operation Inherent Resolve. The 101st Airborne Division Headquarters will assume the role of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Iraq, replacing the 82nd Airborne Division Headquarters. In that role, the division headquarters will provide command and control of coalition troops training, advising, and assisting Iraqi Security Forces.

"Operation Inherent Resolve has been the focus of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Headquarters for the last three months," said Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

"Going back to 1942, Screaming Eagle Soldiers have always answered our Nation's call to duty with pride and tenacity," said Volesky. "This tough mission is our next 'Rendezvous with Destiny' - and we are ready for it."

For more information on the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters deployment, contact Lt. Col. Chevelle Thomas, division public affairs officer, at 270-798-9962, chevelle.thomas2.mil@mail.mil.