82nd Combat Aviation Brigade to deploy to Afghanistan
The 82nd Airborne Division's Combat Aviation Brigade will deploy to Afghanistan in fall 2011, Army officials said Friday.Posted — Updated
The brigade, which is based at Fort Bragg, will deploy about 2,800 soldiers to provide a variety of air, weapons and logistical support capabilities for the International Security Assistance Forces.
The brigade returned in April from a year-long deployment in southern Afghanistan. During their time, the brigade flew more than 12,000 missions, including air assaults, medical airlifts, reconnaissance and cargo movements.