FORT DRUM, NY - The 10th Mountain Division's headquarters has been
notified by the Department of Defense it will deploy to Afghanistan in
fall 2010 to support Operation Enduring Freedom.
"The 10th Mountain Division has continuously supported overseas
contingency operations since 2001 and we are well versed in command and
control operations in Iraq and Afghanistan," said Maj. Gen. James Terry,
10th Mountain Division commander.
The division headquarters previously deployed to Afghanistan in 2001,
2003 and again in 2006 where it comprised the core of Combined Joint
The division headquarters most recent deployment was to Iraq in 2008
where it served as the headquarters for Multi-National Division South,
returning home in May 2009.
Currently, 3,500 members of the division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team are
serving in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 1st Brigade
Combat Team deployed one battalion to Afghanistan in January and is
preparing the remainder of its units to deploy this spring as part of
the 30,000 troops authorized by President Barack Obama on Nov. 30, 2009.