FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. 20 May 2010 — The 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell is in the final stages of deploying to Afghanistan this summer to take over military operations in the country's eastern region. It is the division's fourth deployment since the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq began.
The division will case the colors during a ceremony Wednesday. This deployment will be the first time that the entire division of about 20,000 soldiers will be deployed in Afghanistan at the same time.
Most of the soldiers will be working in Afghanistan's eastern provinces along the Pakistan border. The division's leaders will take command in Bagram from the 82nd Airborne Division.