Friday, September 07, 2007

101st Airborne to Deploy Again

According to AP news service reports the 101st Airborne will be deploying units to Iran and Afghanistan this month.

The 101st Airborne, known as the Screaming Eagles, returned last fall from a year long deployment to Iraq, where it served primarily in dangerous urban areas including Baghdad and Tikrit.

This time the division's 1st, 2nd and 3rd Brigades will be sent to Iraq. Its 4th Brigade Combat Team, Combat Aviation Brigade, Sustainment Brigade and Headquarters will deploy to Afghanistan.

On a remote part of the base on the Tennessee-Kentucky line, soldiers are preparing for the next deployment by practicing radio communication with Apache helicopters, directing them to targets in an empty field.