Fort Knox infantry troops headed to Afghanistan

The Department of Defense says an infantry brigade combat team from Fort Knox along with three other major units will be deployed to Afghanistan this summer.

The 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, at Fort Knox includes about 2,200 soldiers.

The military says the deployment is part of an upcoming rotation of forces in Afghanistan later this year.

The other units include the 3,000 members of the 2nd Calvary Regiment based in Vilseck, Germany; the 3,200 members of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division, at Fort Hood, Texas; and the 4th Infantry Division Headquarters, Fort Carson, Colo., and its 450 members.

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