December 7th, 2009
10:00 PM ET

First of 30,000 troops to deploy this month

The Pentagon said 1,500 troops from an infantry battalion task force at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina will head to Afghanistan later this month as the first step in the total deployment of 30,000 more troops the president announced. Another 13,500 troops will deploy by the end of spring, including an additional 6,200 Marines from Regimental Combat Team-2 at Camp Lejeune; 800 from I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton, California; 3,400 troops from a Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum, New York; and 4,100 support forces, according to the Department of Defense.

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  1. Armywife

    Has anyone heard if any troops will be going to Afghanistan from Fort Bragg , NC and which ones would be going . I cant seem to find anything about us leaving to go over there but everyone keeps saying we are on some list to go . PLEASE HELP !

    December 8, 2009 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. palgye

    Taliban with the U.S. army alliance army (?)will be in agony in justice agmented dispatch.
    Only, support of the battles which use the advantage of the guerrilla warfare which uses mountain terrain and the residents (?)receives and wears out to them a superior point is, but cuts off a supply and when only the common soldier who is experience is…

    December 8, 2009 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |