Army announces 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division deployment

By Army Public AffairsSeptember 9, 2016

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WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Army announced today the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will deploy about 1,400 soldiers in the fall of 2016 to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

"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. "The Rakkasans are trained, well-led, and prepared to accomplish any mission given to them while supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel."

For more information on the 101st Airborne Division's (Air Assault) deployment, contact Master Sgt. Kevin Doheny, 101st Airborne Division public affairs office at:, 270-798-9963 or 270-985-5476.