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Bragg brigade to deploy to Afghanistan

Posted December 22, 2008 1:38 p.m. EST

— Army officials notified the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade Monday that it will deploy to Afghanistan next spring, officials said.

The 82nd CAB includes about 2,800 troops and provides a range of helicopter capabilities – attack, assault, reconnaissance, medical evacuation, cargo, command and control and airspace management.

Units in the brigade have deployed four times to Iraq and three times to Afghanistan since 9/11, most recently returning from Afghanistan in February.