According to the Defense Department, 25,000 troops are expected to begin yearlong deployments to Afghanistan beginning soon after New Year 2011. These deployed soldiers are being sent to root out Taliban forces and transition Afghan military forces to defend their country.
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Increasing Deployments and Dwell Time in 2011

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According to the Defense Department, 25,000 troops are expected to begin yearlong deployments to Afghanistan beginning soon after New Year 2011. These deployed soldiers are being sent to root out Taliban forces and transition Afghan military forces to defend their country without the U.S. military. According to President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the U.S. will finish transitioning military forces out of Afghanistan in 2014.

Included in the regular troop rotations are about 18,000 soldiers in five infantry brigade combat teams, two combat aviation brigades, and a headquarters element that will deploy to Afghanistan in 2011.

At the end of 2010, the U.S. military had 100,000 troops in Afghanistan, with 67,000 of those being soldiers.

MILITARY UNITS BEING DEPLOYED

Units set for 2011 deployment include: I Corps Headquarters, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; 82nd Airborne Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.; 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; 1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

PLANS FOR INCREASED MILITARY DWELL TIME

Although new military units are being deployed to Afghanistan in 2011, Army Chief of Staff George Casey is said to be working to reduce combat zone deployments to nine months and increase dwell time to three years. Increasing dwell time depends on many factors, including re-stationing and activations. Dwell time is expected to lengthen as demand for soldiers decreases in Iraq and the transition of military service members out of Afghanistan begins.



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