The United States is bracing to send 1,500 troops led by a “well-trained, well-equipped” commander to Afghanistan as a part of the mission to train Afghan soldiers.
The US Army announced in a statement on Thursday it will send about 1,500 soldiers to Afghanistan during the summer months in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
“The Department of the Army announced today the summer 2017 deployment of approximately 1,500 soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to Afghanistan, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel,” the statement said.
The division’s commander Col. Toby Magsig stated the 1st Brigade Combat Team is “well-trained, well-equipped and ready to assist our Afghan partners as part of the Resolute Support mission.”
The group earned the name Devil Brigade during World War II, the release added.