3rd Stryker Brigade heading to Afghanistan
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The 3rd Stryker Brigade will be deployed to Afghanistan in December, the Department of Defense Announced on Friday.
The brigade's 2nd Infantry Division will be part of an upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan, the DOD said.
Base spokesman Joe Piek said this will be the unit's fourth deployment and its first to Afghanistan. The deployment will involve about 3,200 soldiers.
The unit returned in September 2010 from its most recent mission after spending a year in Iraq.