10th Mountain Division unit heading to Afghanistan

FORT DRUM (AP) – The Pentagon says a unit of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division is among the forces that will be sent to Afghanistan.

The 2,200 soldiers in the division’s 10th Combat Aviation Brigade are set to be deployed from northern New York’s Fort Drum in the spring for a nine-month tour.

Elements of the division have been among the most frequently deployed during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The air support unit will join an infantry brigade combat team of about 2,250 soldiers from Fort Stewart in Georgia and 500 from a headquarters unit based at Fort Hood, Texas.