Theodore's World: In Country Afghanistan

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July 17, 2009

In Country Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced today the deployment of two units to Afghanistan.

The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, from Fort Campbell, Ky., and the 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy, have been alerted to replace forces currently deployed in Afghanistan, in order to maintain the capabilities of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, will deploy with approximately 3,800 troops to Afghanistan in late fall 2009. The 173rd Brigade Combat Team, with approximately 3,700 troops, will deploy to Afghanistan in the winter of 2009-2010. Both units will conduct the full spectrum of combat operations.

The United States continues to be NATO-ISAF’s largest troop contributor, and remains committed to leading the offensive in counter-terrorism operations in Afghanistan, training and equipping the Afghan national security forces and assisting with reconstruction. Force levels in Afghanistan are conditions-based and will be determined in consultation with the Afghan government and NATO.


Army Capt. Christian Lightsey, of Jacksonville, Fla., looks out over the village of Sarhani during a patrol, June 30th. Lightsey, and fellow Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, have been patrolling Afghanistan’s volatile Kunar Province since arriving in early January. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew C. Moeller, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Gun Battle During Operation Mountain Fire in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

A U.S. Army Soldier with 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, fires at anti-Afghanistan forces attacking from the hills surrounding the remote village of Barge Matal during Operation Mountain Fire in Afghanistan's Nuristan province, July 12. During the operation, U.S. and Afghan national security forces quickly secured the tiny mountain village, which was overwhelmed by AAF several days prior.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 17, 2009 06:40 AM


My heart and soul goes out to those guys, they deserve a real CIC, an American one. I like that second photo, he's talking to them in their language without a translator, don't take any prisoners, they have one of ours and we really don't know why, so "get some"!!!

Posted by: Jack at July 17, 2009 07:24 AM

The 173rd is going back to Afghanistan again. They have been deployed there a lot. Brave soldiers.

Posted by: TomR at July 17, 2009 11:40 AM

Yeah, Jack, puttin' steel on target.

Posted by: Mark at July 17, 2009 05:44 PM

Jack, Yessssss he is. Love it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 17, 2009 11:53 PM

Tom, your right, I forget how many times,
but several.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 17, 2009 11:55 PM