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Team from Fort Drum deploying to Afghanistan

By Associated Press

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) - The Defense Department says a unit from Fort Drum is one of three major units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.

Officials identified the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division as one unit to deploy this winter as a Security Force Assistance Brigade in Afghanistan. The other units deploying are the 4th Brigade Combat Team and headquarters division of the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Ky.

The primary role of the units will be to advise Afghan units and help them achieve levels of proficiency so they can conduct independent security operations.

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