WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Army announced today the winter 2018 deployment to Afghanistan of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division stationed at Fort Drum, New York.

The 2nd Brigade Combat Team will replace the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division as part of a regular rotation of forces to support Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

"The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division is well-trained and ready for any mission the Army calls us to do. We are not strangers to operations in Afghanistan as proven through our extensive deployment history. Our soldiers have conducted rigorous and realistic training over the past two years which has made mentally and physically fit soldiers ready for the mission we will soon face. As we prepare to leave, we are thankful for the tremendous support we have from our spouses and families and extend our sincerest gratitude for continuing to enable our formation to deploy," said Col. Paul L. Larson, 2nd Brigade Combat Team commander.

For more information contact the 10th Mountain Division public affairs officer, Lt. Col. Tonya Stokes, rotunda.k.stokes.mil@mail.mil, by phone at 315-774-6172.