Fort Campbell troops to be deployed to Afghanistan

FORT CAMPBELL, KY (AP) - More Fort Campbell soldiers are being deployed to Afghanistan.

A statement on Tuesday from the Defense Department says soldiers with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, will deploy with other units beginning in the spring.

A Fort Campbell statement says the unit has nearly 4,000 soldiers.

Earlier this month, the military announced that 2,800 soldiers of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade will deploy in early 2010.

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