WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Army announced today the summer 2017 deployment of approximately 1,500 Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to Afghanistan, in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
"Since spearheading allied assaults in Sicily and Anzio in 1943, the Devil Brigade has accomplished its missions through disciplined initiative," said Col. Toby Magsig, commander of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. "The same endures today. The 'Devils in Baggy Pants' are well-trained, well-equipped, and ready to assist our Afghan partners as part of the Resolute Support mission."
For more information contact the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs officer, Lt. Col. Joe Buccino at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 910-432-6189.