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3rd ID units get Afghan orders
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Some Fort Stewart soldiers will be deploying to Afghanistan, according to the 3rd Infantry Division’s Facebook page.
The announcement that the mobilization orders to Afghanistan have been received for 3rd Infantry Division units was posted Wednesday on the social networking site.
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 87th Combat Service Support Battalion, and soldiers with B Detachment, 24th Finance Company, were notified their units were on an official request for forces from U.S. Army Forces Command for a potential deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The 87th CSSB’s deployment window is March 5-25 and the 24th Finance Company deployment window is from Jan. 20-Feb. 5.
“We are proud of our Marne soldiers as they prepare to deploy to support Operation Enduring Freedom,” said 3rd ID Deputy Commanding General-Rear Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips. “Our Army will ensure they are trained and ready and that their families are well supported.”
In addition, about 3,000 soldiers with the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade are currently deployed to Afghanistan.
The 3rd ID Headquarters, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team and 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team are deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team is scheduled to deploy to Iraq this week and next.
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