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Four major units will deploy to Afghanistan this summer, the Defense Department announced Wednesday.
The deployments affect 8,850 soldiers and are part of the regular rotation of forces. These deployments also come as the U.S. military works to reduce the force in Afghanistan by 34,000, about half its current footprint, by February.
The deploying units are:
2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck Germany. The unit will deploy about 3,000 soldiers.
2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. The unit will deploy with about 3,200 soldiers.
3rd Infantry BCT, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky. The unit will deploy with about 2,200 soldiers.
4th Infantry Division headquarters, Fort Carson, Colo. The headquarters will deploy with about 450 soldiers.