FORT DRUM, NY - The 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment of the 1st Brigade Combat Team has received orders to deploy to Afghanistan in January 2010.
The 2-22nd Infantry will be the first unit to deploy from the 10th Mountain Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team whose approximately 3,500 Soldiers are preparing for a 12 month deployment as part of the President’s decision to deploy additional U.S. forces in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The ultimate mission of the 1st BCT and the area they will be deployed will be based on the needs of the Combatant Commander in Afghanistan.
"The top priority in this Division right now is to ensure the preparedness of the Soldiers and Families of the Warrior Brigade as they prepare for their tour in Afghanistan," said Major General James L. Terry, 10th Mountain Division commander.
The Warrior Brigade most recently deployed to Iraq from September 2007 to November 2008. Previously they deployed to Afghanistan in 2003 and Iraq in 2005.”
Ed note: While on active duty, I was assigned to B Co, 2/22 at ft Drum.
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